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BC: Nimmo Family Farm Anna, Illinois Painted by Mary Hartline Lott | Hartline/Nimmo Family book compiled by Gloria Birtell Hollifield along with a cast of characters that she is honored to call Family. 2014

FC: Hartline/Nimmo Family | Front, L-R, David Lott, Mike Lott, Ruth Nimmo Hartline, Nancy Hartline, Mary Hartline Lott, Stephen Lott, Bill Hartline. Back, L-R, Dorris Wayne Hartline, Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell, Leon Hartline, Donald Hartline, John Lott, Betty Hartline, Shirley Hartline.

1: This compilation of photos, memories and records is titled Hartline/Nimmo Family. But this family is molded so much more than just by the names. The earliest ancestors, unknown personally by most of us reading this, helped to shape who we are today. While there is so much information that we don’t know, what we do know is that the love shown to our earliest Hartline family members, Mary Louise and Margaret Mae, daughters of Leon and Ruth Hartline, by their grandparents Albert Parmley and Libby Irene Hubbs Nimmo has shaped who and what we are today. Albert and Libby farmed the land they owned, the third generation on the land, and passed along their wisdom as well as their compassion of caring for others including family and strangers, when times were hard. They were never known to complain about lacking anything, they worked hard to raise food for themselves and to raise their children and grandchildren in their image of faith and family. The information here is as accurate as can be. Much of the information about the family was derived from talking with Mary Louise and Margaret Mae about the years they lived on the Nimmo family farm. According to Mary, if it had not been for Albert and Libby she doesn’t know what would have become of them. Leon Hartline could never settle in one place. He would always be moving place to place looking for something better. Rolla and Ida Hartline, parents of Leon lived in Mountain Glenn, near Anna, Illinois. However, until Leon moved his family to Northern Illinois it was the Nimmo family farm that was called home for many years. Leon and Ruth Hartline lived with Ruth’s parents, Albert and Libby Nimmo through most of the war years. The farm consisted of a log cabin and numerous outbuildings including the lavatory, and chicken house. There was no running water or electric. There was a rain barrel to catch water and during the summer months churned butter was lowered in a bucket into the well to keep it from melting. Census records show that Albert had a 4th grade education. According to Mary Hartline Lott he was a talented musician who would play the fiddle on the front porch in the evenings and neighbors and family would drop by and square dance out in the dirt yard. Albert also learned the trade of shoe making and inherited the tools from his grandfather Wesley. He had the ability to not only see that his family had shelter and food but during those hard times he also made sure they had shoes on their feet and kept them in good repair. Mary was a constant shadow to her Grandpa Nimmo, she followed him to the fields and would go to town with him in the wagon, a ride which would take the better part of the day. She also learned many of her cooking and sewing skills from her Grandmother Libby. As she said, "One day grandma had taken a batch of muffins from the oven. As I was walking out the door I grabbed one that was cooling and stuck it in my pocket to enjoy outside. As I was leaving the house Grandpa Nimmo looked at me and said, 'it would taste much better if you had asked'." It was the last time she tried to help herself to a muffin without asking. | The cabin that they lived in sat on 40 acres of land in Union County Illinois and saw many births and deaths through the years. It was the home that Albert Nimmo himself was born in, along with his brother David Allen " Josh", Josh’s twin sister Ellen, Clemmie, and Fannie. Albert and Libby Nimmo’s children, Esta Ruth and Violet Mildred were also born and raised on the family farm. Albert was a farmer, like his father before him and Libby was a midwife. She delivered Mary Louise and Margaret Mae, as well as Leon Jr. who were born on the Nimmo family farm. Mary and Margaret Mae led a life full of extended family including aunts and uncles, all brothers and sisters of their Grandfather Albert Nimmo. The home was full of life, love, and family. At one time besides Albert and Libby, Ruth, Leon, Mary, Margaret Mae lived in the home, along with Albert’s sisters Clemmie, Fannie, and Ellen. Still, with all the mouths to feed neighbors, friends, and even strangers would show up at the back door, ragged and looking for a meal. Albert and Libby never turned anyone away, perhaps because they knew that it could just as easily be them looking for a kind word and a meal. Libby Irene Hubbs Nimmo died June 2, 1940 at the farm where she raised her family. She is buried at Trinity Cemetery in Anna, Illinois. After her own husband's death Albert's sister Ellen moved back to the farm to assist her brother, and this is where Ellen again lived until Albert's death. | A law passed in 1935 provided for old age assistance to be given to all needy persons 65 years of age or over. All persons who were over 65 years of age not having an income of $40 per months (this was increased from $30 during the extra session of the legislature in 1940) or not having children able to support them are eligible for assistance. The law required that a lien be placed on the estate of the beneficiary to be collected upon their death. The county board set a cap on monthly payments at $30 a month, although they actually paid about half of that, or $15 a month on average. It was around 1949 when Albert Nimmo, living on the farm still with his widowed sister Ellen, applied for the old age assistance because he could no longer support himself and Ellen on the farm. To receive his monthly old age pension and stay on the land he was born on, he signed the farm over to the county. As stated above, he received $15.00 a month until his death in 1951. At that time Ellen was forced to move from the family farm, and the 40 acres that had seen 3 generations of the Nimmo family through good times and hard times, births and deaths, was turned over to the County, it was the end of a legacy. When Ellen died there was no one left and she was buried in a pauper's grave at Anna Cemetery in Anna, Illinois.

2: After leaving the family farm Leon, Ruth and family moved many times. They lived in Northern Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. They were not wealthy, and mainly survived on just getting by as Leon would often move and/or change jobs. Without the support of her extended family times were often difficult for Ruth, raising the children and moving so often. Ruth spent the majority of her life raising children. The first, Mary Louise was born in 1927, while Ruth herself was only 16 years old. Mary often remembers her mother getting so much enjoyment sitting on the floor and playing dolls and games with her. After that 8 more babies came, with the last, Nancy Kay born in 1951. That would make child number 9 in 24 years, and surely kept her busy. Many years Ruth surely must have worried about what would become of her family, and probably also struggled with how to keep them all fed. There were many times she would go without in order to make sure the children were fed and taken care of. She was a gentle but strong proud woman who would not ask for help, she was to provide, after all, she was a Nimmo. In 1899 Elijah Hartline died leaving the farm in Cobden, Illinois in Rolla’s name. After Elijah, along with his Uncle Isaac had been tied up and robbed he took to hiding his money. At the time of his death in 1899 approximately $20,000 was found buried on the farm. His son, Rolla then discovered more gold coins in the walls of the home. In 1900, 29 year old Rolla Hartline was living on the farm of his father Elijah, along with brothers and sisters, Debbie, Story, Fronie and Walter. In 1902 Rolla married Ida Mae Johnson from Mayfield, Kentucky and she joined him on the family farm. By 1910 sons Leon, Albert and Claude were all born and living with the rest of the extended family on the farm with the exception of Fronie who had married and left the farm. Sometime between the period of 1910 and 1920 there was some type of disagreement between Rolla and his sister Story. Speculation is that Story didn’t approve of the handling of the farm which consisted of 160 acres and was considered at the time a “fine farm”. There has also been speculation that bootlegging and other ties with the underworld may have been the reason she took her brother Rolla before a judge who ordered him to relinquish the farm to her. Following this judgement Rolla along with his wife and children left the farm and rented a house inside the city limits of Anna, Illinois. | In 1939 Rolla worked as a laborer and earned $125.00 per year and paid rent each month of $5.00. Living in the household with him and Ida Mae in 1939 were Albert, Floyd, Juanita and Jack Dean Hartline. Leon had since married Esta Ruth Nimmo and moved to the Nimmo family farm. The house Rolla rented was located between what today is Highway 146 and East Davie Street, near Old North Main in Anna, Illinois. Rolla died in September, 1940, his wife Ida died in 1945, Rolla is buried in Cache Chapel Cemetery outside Dongola, Illinois, Ida is buried at Casper Cemetery in Union County, Illinois. Story who was the last to live on the farm died in 1939. It is unknown who took control of the farm after her death. By that time Debbie who never married had died in 1933; Walter who married but had no children died in 1926; Sophronia “Fronie” married Nelson Dillow and lived on his farm, they had no children. Today the 160 acre farm is now part Anna Nursery, which covers 400 acres just outside Anna, Illinois. A small portion of the farmhouse still remains and is used by the nursery as an office type area. This is by no means a complete history of the Hartline/Nimmo family. As information becomes ever more prevalent there will surely be more historical documents come to light. And as the Hartline/Nimmo family continues there will be those that will pass on and those that will be born to continue the family legacy. | The farm of Elijah Hartline in Anna, Illinois is now part of a 400 acre nursery. A portion of the original farmhouse structure is still in existence. You can see by the roof line which is the original part of the structure.

3: This is a reprint from the Marion Daily Star, in Marion Ohio, dateline Cobden, Illinois, March 22, 1899. It was big news two states away. Rollo(a) is Leon's father. | Isaac Hartline, Uncle to Elijah: Isaac Hartline was baptized November 9, 1800, the son of George and Maria Ann Earnhardt Hartline, with Peter Lenz as sponsor. When he was eighteen, he came with his parents to Union County, Illinois in 1818. He was a very successful farmer, and when his father died in 1823, Isaac received half of the "plantation" north of Anna, Illinois. George left the other half to his wife Maria with a stipulation that should she remarry, her half would also go to Isaac. The will further provided maintenance of Isaac 's sister, 27 year old Elizabeth still unmarried, during her life. Isaac never married, and was in effect a father to his younger brothers and sister Elizabeth, 55, his nephew Elijah, 21, In the 1850 census of Union County, the following persons were living with Isaac: His sister Elizabeth, 55, Joseph Kisler, 61, William and Mahalia Popin, 23 and 18 respectively, Mary Parish, 41, and Richard Parish 21. In the 1860 Census, the following resided with him: his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Holshouser Hartline, 63, his nephew Elijah Hartline, 31, his brother-in-law Caleb Rendleman, 51 and Caleb's son Dock (Caleb), age 16, and Philip Lee, age 40. Isaac bought and sold land in various parts of the county and left an estate of over $35,000. He died at home, November 29, 1867, age 67. William Rich was named administrator of his estate, which was divided, among his two surviving brothers, Caleb and Charles, his sister, Mary (Polly) Hess, and the forty-nine children and grandchildren of his deceased brothers and sisters.

4: NIMMO | The Nimmo's originated in Scotland and James David Nimmo was the first of his generation to be born on American soil. James David Nimmo married Ann P. Gaines in 1766 in Albemarle County, Virginia. James David was born between 1745 and 1750 in Warwick, Virginia and died after 1806. He is the son of John Nimmo II born 1715 in Scotland who married 1735 in Kent County, Maryland to Jane Ann Green born 1714 in Scotland. James David and Ann had a son, Wesley G. Nimmo. Wesley G Nimmo - Born in Albemarle, Virginia, on 1797 married Pricilla C Barker. Children: Alexander Jackson, Nancy Caroline, Eliza E., Mary Elizabeth, and David E. Nimmo Wesley died 17 Oct 1853 in Union County, Illinois, USA David E Nimmo - Born in Union, Illinois, on Mar 1832 to Wesley G Nimmo and Pricilla C Barker. He passed away on 15 Jul 1905 in Union, Illinois. Married Margaret Lloyd from Tennessee in 1836. Children: Albert Parmley Nimmo, David A. "Josh" Nimmo, Ellen Nimmo, Fannie Francis Nimmo, Clementine Malinda Josephene Nimmo, William Nimmo. Albert Parmley Nimmo Born 1879 Union County Illinois, Married Libby Irene Hubbs 12 September, 1907. Children: Esta Ruth Nimmo, Viola Mildred Nimmo. Libby was born10 Feb 1887 in Anna to Rebecca Jane Greer and Frank Hubbs. She died 2 June 1940 and is buried at Trinity Cemetery. Albert died 1 June 1951 and is buried in Trinity Cemetery. Ellen Nimmo born in 1874 married Jesse Chrismin David Allen "Josh" Nimmo, Son of David E. Nimmo, twin to Ellen Nimmo Chrismin born 1874, Union County Illinois Spouse's Name: Annie Belle Coates Nimmo. children: Mamie Ruth , Annie Elizabeth, Thomas Clarence. David A. "Josh" was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad, which would explain why Mary Hartline Lott said he never came around very often but when he did would maybe eat a bite talk with his brother Albert and then leave. He always arrived and left on foot. He died 11 Feb. 1935 and is buried in Anna Cemetery. Fannie Francis Margaret Nimmo born 1873 Union County Illinois m. James J. Brasel Clementine Malinda Josephene Nimmo, born 1876 Union County, Illinois, according to the 1930 U.S. census her marital status was divorced,which is a mystery because Mary nor Mae recall it ever being mentioned. Died 9 July 1950 William Nimmo born 29 Oct 1866 Union County,llinois married Ella Treece, William died 8 December 1941 in Union County, Illinois. Children: Ellie I. Nimmo and Maude Lee Nimmo. | David E. and Margaret Lloyd Nimmo, parents of Albert Parmley Nimmo | Front row left, Widow of Wesley G. Nimmo, Pricilla. Front row right, Daughter of Wesley G. and Pricilla Nimmo, Mary Nimmo Mangold, circa 1870 | Esta Ruth Nimmo was born 24 June, 1911 in Anna, Illinois. She married Leon Hartline 21 August 1927. Though her marriage license states her age as 18, she was in fact 16 when she married. Leon was 7 years older than Ruth.

5: HARTLINE | Samuel Hartline Born 1802 Rowan County, North Carolina, Married Elizabeth Holshouser. Children: Charles Washington, born about 1821, George, born about 1825; Rachel, born July 30, 1827; Elijah, born March 15, 1829 Cobden, Union County, Illinois. Elijah's father had died when he was ten months old, and his mother reared him. He later worked for his uncle Isaac Hartline, and was a member of his household from 1850 until Isaac's death in 1867. By 1870, he had acquired the SW 4 Section 36, township 11 S. Range 2W, which joined on the north, the land his grandfather George Hartline bought in 1820. The 1870 Census shows his real estate was worth $2000.00 and personal property $500.00. Elijah Hartline married Emeline Richards 1869. Children: Rolla Hartline, Alice Hartline, Sophronia Hartline, Debbie Hartline, Story Hartline, Walter Hartline. Rolla Hartline married Ida Mae Johnson from Mayfield, Kentucky on 18 Feb. 1902. Though there was farmland held by the family in past generations records show that Rolla and Ida Mae rented property that they lived on their entire life. Children: Leon M. Hartline, Albert William Hartline, Claude Hartline, Floyd Hartline, Lloyd Hartline, Juanita Faye Hartline. Leon Hartline married Esta Ruth Nimmo 21 August 1927. Children: Mary Louise, Leon 'Buddy' Jr., Margaret Mae, Shirley Jean, Betty Sue, William Ray, Nancy Kay, Donald Lee, Dorris Wayne. Mary Louise Hartline b. 25 Dec, 1927, m. John Calvin Lott 9 Nov. 1946. c. Michael Eugene, John David, Stephen Kent Leon "Buddy" Hartline Jr. b. 4 June, 1930 d. 1931 Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell b. 15 Apr 1932, m. William Jennings Birtell 4 Apr. 1953, c. Gloria Mae Birtell Hollifield, William Jeffery Birtell. Shirley Jean Hartline Tuftee, b. 18 Sept. 1938, d.11 Sept. 2004, m. Joseph Tuftee 11 Aug. 1956 c. Ginger Tuftee Martin, Brenda Tuftee Lindemann, Timothy Tuftee, Dale Tuftee Dorris Wayne Hartline, b 27 Apr 1944, d.11 May, 2009, m.Carol Riffey 21 Aug. 1964 c. April Hartline Orgryzk, Darryl Hartline, Jim Hartline Donald Lee Hartline, b 11 Sept. 1934, d. 28 June 2007, m. Myrna Hurlbut, Step-daughter Mischelle Reiners William Ray Hartline, b. 14 May, 1947, m. Ruth Severson 15 Oct. 1977, c. Emily Hartline Lewis, Mary Hartline Shannon. Betty Sue Hartline Jones, b. 13, May 1942 c. Joan, Julie, Ryan Jones Nancy Kay Hartline Tweed, b. 17 May 1951 m. David Tweed c. Bobby Hartline, Scott Tweed, Melissa Tweed | Rolla and Ida Johnson Hartline, Parents of Leon Hartline

6: The Notorious Hartline Robbery Isaac Hartline is Elijah Hartline’s uncle. Elijah is Rolla Hartline’s (father of Leon) father. ALEXANDER CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD DAY—November Term 1866 The next case taken up, and perhaps the most important one of the term, was that of the People vs. Riley H. Mansfield and Robert S. Gibbons, on the charge of larceny. This case is brought to Alexander County by a change of venue from Union. It is widely known as the“Hartline Robbery” and has not only excited the attention of the neighboring people but the comments of the local press. About two hours’ time was consumed in securing a jury, and not until about the hour of 3 o’clock p.m., was Court ready to receive testimony. Five witnesses were sworn on part of the prosecution and twenty-six on part of the defendants. The witnesses for each party were then separated, and Isaac Hartline, the complaining witness placed upon the stand. Mr. Hartline is an old man, evidently honest, but ignorant. His testimony was substantially as follows. He resides in Union County, about 3 miles from Jonesboro. His residence is a two-story building with two rooms above the two below, stands north and south and has a kitchen in the rear. The prisoners came to the house after night, knocked at the door and were admitted. Said they had come over from Missouri—wanted supper. They were told that the old lady was sick and there was no one in the house to provide supper. Elijah Hartline, a half hour before this time, not feeling very well, went upstairs to bed. The accused insisted on having supper. Old woman finally yielded and set them a cold supper. They ate sparingly, returned to the room they had at first entered, paid fifty cents each for their suppers and then applied for lodgings, which they were refused. Two guns were sitting behind the door. These then accused seized, shut the door leading to the kitchen, drew their revolvers and seized the old man and tied him to the bed post—they tied also the old woman, who was lying in the bed sick of fever. They then demanded of the old man his money; took from a coat hanging up, the sum of $65, from the old man’s pantaloons’ pocket about eight dollars; from a pocket book in the pocket of another coat in the room took $100 or more. One of the accused then went upstairs, brought the young man Elijah down and tied him. Gibbons then went upstairs to plunder, the other remaining downstairs. As to the amount of money they obtained upstairs, or altogether, they witness was very uncertain. He said Phillips had paid him $500; that they got that; that he had given paper for $231 in gold, which he had in a chest upstairs, and that the thieves got that. | They also got three bills of “premium money,” two of $100 each, and one of $50. He had two or three other $100 United States notes, which were taken. The gold taken was all in twenty dollar pieces, except one ten and one five dollars piece. Besides these sums, $10, $15 or $20 in change, made up of 10, 25 and 50-cent coins, was taken from a trunk. The aggregate amount taken (which, however, was not made up by the details recited) amounted to $2,800 or $3,000. The accused were engaged about one hour or hour and a half plundering. While accused were out of the room, old woman said, “I’m loose,”—witness told her to lie still, accused would come and kill ‘em—finally they took money and went off. Soon saw smoke from south room upstairs, cried to old woman to get knife and cut witness and Elijah loose, which she managed to do; witness then carried two buckets water upstairs, threw it on fire. This we believe to be the substance of the old man’s direct testimony. It has been extracted from an immense mass of unimportant detail, and will furnish perhaps an intelligent idea as to the character of the crime committed. On cross examination, conducted by Judge Mulkey, the old man was somewhat confused and showed an uncertainty about matters of time, clothing, distances which may, possibly, have considerable weight in the outcome. As the additional facts drawn out were of no public importance we omit them. Mr. Hartline pointed out the prisoners at the bar as the men who committed the robbery, and declared that he recognized them after the robbery, on the platform at the Anna Station. He could not be mistaken, he said, as to the men. Elijah Hartline—Pointed out the defendants; saw them first on the 16th of Nov. 1865, at the house of Isaac Hartline; had gone to bed; heard the rattling of dishes, supposed they were eating supper. Mansfield came upstairs with pistol and candle in his hand and ordered witness down stairs. Gibbons had a rope—they tied me and demanded my money. Gibbons then went upstairs. Isaac got loose from bedstead to which he had been tied, ran out doors, hands tied behind him—they brought him back, retired him to bedstead—mother had her hands tied before he got loose and cut Isaac and me loose. Saw prisoners next at Jonesboro; and recognized them, at sight. The cross examination brought out the further facts that prisoners were then dressed differently. Gibbons had no whiskers, Mansfield had whiskers. Did not tell Mr. Keller that the tall prisoner had a white hat, but wide brim—nor that tall man had goatee, not that small one was smooth-shaved. When Isaac got loose Mansfield brought him back and fired pistol through floor. Each prisoner went upstairs trice. Did not state they were in house two hours—they got there about eight o’clock—not positive as to time.

7: ALEXANDER CIRCUIT COURT FOURTH DAY—November Term 1866 The evidence in the case of the People v. Gibbon and Mansfield; charged with the commission of the notorious Hartline robbery, was at once resumed after the opening of Court: Numerous witnesses were examined and cross-examined in the case. ALEXANDER CIRCUIT COURT FIFTH DAY—November Term 1866 In the case of The People vs. Riley H. Mansfield and Robert S. Gibbon (the evidence in which has been furnished to our readers), the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. The case was ably argued by Dougherty and Webb on the part of the People and Mulkey and Jones on the part of the defense—the Court remaining in session until about midnight for that purpose. --Cairo Daily Democrat, Saturday, 24 Nov 1866. THE UNION COUNTY OUTRAGE Cairo Daily Democrat, 05 Dec 1866 Submitted by Darrel Dexter The Hartline robbery continues to excite discussion in Union County. The Jonesboro Gazette says, most truly, that for heartlessness and shocking depravity the crime stands without a parallel in the history of the county. The isolated residence of an old man was entered by two robust villains, and not only robbed of $3,000 or $4,000, but the old man, a woman confined to her bed by sickness, and a relative of the family were tied, hand and foot, and then, as if with the hope of wiping out every trace of their guilt, these fiends set fire to the building. Providentially, as it were, the old lady was not securely tied, and released herself and the others from what otherwise would have been a certain and awful death. Two persons, Riley H. Mansfield and Robert S. Gibbons, were, through a change of venue, it will be remembered, lately tried for this robbery in the Circuit Court of this county. The old gentleman and his nephew identified them most positively, but a chain of evidence made perfect by the testimony of the employee and a brother of one of the accused, established an alibi. They were, of course, acquitted. That three will, however, ever continue to be a diversity of opinion as to their innocence, is most evident. The Gazette, referring to the general exasperation that succeeded the crime, says, “It aroused the people, and had there been proof sufficient, the court of Judge Lynch would have been assembled, and the villains hanged higher that Haman.” | HARTLINE ROBBERY Jonesboro Gazette, July 15, 1871 Submitted by Darrel Dexter Dr. Sidney S. Condon wrote of the Hartline robbery in the July 15, 1871, Jonesboro Gazette: “Isaac Hartline, another son of George, was in many respects a remarkable man. He was not so large and stout as some of his brothers, but had a wonderfully strong constitution. He was a pushing, energetic man, of great endurance, so much so that his neighbors gave him the name "Leather Ike." He also settled about three miles north of Jonesboro and south of Cobden about two miles, where he opened out a good farm with a large house, barn, stables, horse mill, etc. thereon. No man was possessed of more energy, and few if any of our farmers were better financiers. Had he been endowed with a good education, he would have been immensely wealthy; as it was, he left a heavy estate at his death to be divided among his brothers and sisters. He never married and consequently had no immediate heirs of his own. He came near losing his life in 1866, in consequent of his reputed wealth and cupidity of some fiendish scoundrels. They came to his house in the dead of night after he had retired, and whilst two stood guard outside, three found an easy entrance, as the door was unlocked, according to a custom among the farmers. A pistol was presented to his head, and the robbers then tied the old man and a decrepit sister who lived with him (Elizabeth Hartline), as well as a nephew (Elijah Hartline). They then began diligent search about the drawers and every place where money was likely to be found. They obtained a large amount in greenbacks and gold belonging to Elijah Hartline. Being satisfied that they could get no more, they then proceeded to set fire to the house in two or more places, and started to make their escape, leaving the parties tied to the bed post, to be burned with the house, thus obliterating every vestige of their hellish crime. But they were not so careful as they might have been in tying the woman. Soon after their departure she freed her own hands from the cords and was not long in liberating Isaac Hartline and his nephew, who by strenuous exertions were soon able to extinguish the flames and thus save the house and themselves. This diabolical outrage produced great consternation among the people. The tracks of a buggy leading from the house were found and traced a considerable distance. Parties strongly suspected, and to whom circumstantial evidence pointed as probably the guilty ones, were apprehended, tried and acquitted. . Isaac survived this about five years. His death was brought about at last by accident. Being engaged in chopping in the woods, his axe glanced and cut his self; the wound soon degenerated into an ugly gangrene sore and death ensued in a few days

8: This and That.... | According to the Jonesboro Gazette, “Daniel WEBSTER, ‘a man of colour,’ married Mary Jane SMITH, ‘girl of colour,’ in Union County on 3 Nov 1846. The marriage ceremony which was the first between two free slaves in Union County was performed by Wesley G. NIMMO, justice of the peace.” In William Henry Perrin's "History of Union County" it states that, " . . .in 1835, the Union County Census . . . .there were four shoemakers, John Blatzell, David Spence, John Thames and Wesley G. Nimmo. Obituary from Jonesboro Gazette of Alexander J. Nimmo, son of Wesley G. Nimmo: A.J. Nimmo died suddenly 21 Jul 1902, at his home in Jonesboro, of embolic apoplexy, aged 79 years, 9 months, and 21 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 30 Sep 1822, in Union County in what is now Anna, the son of Wesley G. Nimmo, a native of Virginia, and Priscilla Barker, of Kentucky. He was the second oldest in a family of 12 children. He served in Co. F, 2nd Illinois Volunteers in the Mexican War. He served as constable, sheriff, and county clerk in Union County Illinois. He wa commissioned colonel of the 109th Illinois Infantry by the governor during the Civil War. He drew a pension of $22 a month. He was a member of Southern Lodge No.241 of I.O.O.F. and Jonesboro Lodge 111 of the Masons. He married 9 Mar 1848, Eliza J. Tripp. They had seven children, of whom three are living, Leander W. Nimmo, of Desoto, Mo., Charles D. Nimmo, of Delhi, Ohio, and Emily F. wife of John S. Alexander, of Jonesboro. The deceased children were Henry Nimmo, Alice first wife of James Shipley, of Anna, Alexander J. “Jack” Nimmo, who died a couple years ago in Chicago,and Sarah J. Nimmo, who died young. He also left two brothers, David E. Nimmo and Robert E. Nimmo, who live in the east part of the county; and two sisters, Miss Catherine “Kate” Nimmo, of Omaha, Neb., who arrived too late for the funeral, and Mrs. Mary Mangold. Another brother died recently in Florida. Alexander J. Nimmo was sheriff during the Lincoln/Douglas Debate held in Jonesboro Union County.Today When they hold the re enactment of the debate a Nimmo is sitting near Lincoln as guard in Jonesboro.... | A memorial park stands today at the site where Alexander Nimmo sat as guard next to Lincoln during the Lincoln Douglas Debate in Jonesboro, Illinois.

9: Libby and Ethel Nimmo | Clemmie, Fannie and Ellen Nimmo | Jess and Ellen Nimmo Chrismin | David Allen "Josh" Nimmo twin brother of Ellen Nimmo Chrismin | According to back of photo that belonged to Ruth Nimmo Hartline, one of these is "mom" Not sure if she meant herself or her mother Lilbby Nimmo. Unknown who the others are. Photo provided by Bill and Ruth Hartline.

10: Bill and Claude "Frog" Hartline | Juanita Hartline Thomas | Ruth and Mildred Nimmo | Lower left first in front row dated 1915 Leon Hartline @ Mountain Glen school, Union County Illinois | Center Mildred Nimmo, Right, Ruth Nimmo | Bottom row second from left: Juanita Hartline. Second Row 3rd from left Lloyd Hartline. Top row 4th from left Claude Hartline.

11: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Leon Hartline | EstaRuth Nimmo

12: Albert and Libby Hubbs Nimmo, Parents of Ruth Esta Nimmo Hartline holding Bill Hartline | Our Ancestors

13: Married September 12, 1907

14: Ruth Nimmo and Leon Hartline | Children: Mary Louise Leon Jr. Margaret Mae Donald Lee Shirley Jean Dorris Wayne Betty Sue William 'Bill' Ray Nancy Kay

16: Ruth Hartline wife of Bill Hartline, Miss Grandma Hartline (mom)(mother-in-law). She was a sweet woman. Miss talking to her. She was always smiling when we saw her. But, sadly in pictures of her she looks so sad. For me, she never interfered with our business and she dearly loved Emily and Mary. I have missed her very much | Brenda Tuftee Lindemann, Daughter of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee, One thing I remember about grandpa was when they stayed at our house grandpa sipped his coffee from his saucer to cool it down. Grandma making those yeast rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

17: Francis Margaret Nimmo Brasel "Fanny" holding Mary Louise Hartline | Ruth and Mildred Nimmo | Leon Hartline

18: Brothers and Sisters | To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each others hearts. We live outside the touch of time. | Mary Louise Hartline | Mary, Margaret Mae, and Don Hartline | Mary Hartline | Ruth, Leon and Nancy Hartline | Bill, Wayne and Betty Hartline | Wayne Hartline

19: Margaret Mae Hartline, Bill Hartline, Mike Lott | Nancy and Bill Hartline | Betty and Nancy Hartline | Shirley Hartline | Wayne Hartline, Betty Hartline Jones, Mike Lott, Bill Hartline | Front row: Tom Hubbs, Eva Mae Cobb, Mary Louise Hartline holding Don Hartline, Bonnie Cobb, Margaret Mae Hartline. Back Row, Neighbor Girl, and Argyl Landis.

20: Bill Hartline and Mike Lott | Bill Hartline | Mary Hartline | Nancy Hartline | Wayne and Nancy Hartline | Margaret Mae Hartline | Shirley and Nancy Hartline

21: Wayne and Bill Hartline | Mary and Margaret Mae Hartline | Betty Hartline | Mary and Don Hartline | Don Hartline | Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell, Mary and Mike Lott | Mary and Margaret Mae Hartline | Bill Hartline

22: Bill and Wayne Hartline | Wayne and Bill Hartline | Betty, Wayne and Bill Hartline | Bill Hartline | Nancy Hartline | Margaret Mae Hartline

23: Wayne and Bill Hartline | Mary Hartline | Wayne and Nancy Hartline | Margaret Mae, Leon, Bill, Ruth, Wayne and Betty Hartline | We all know Grandma Hartline had 9 children. But did you know that her first was a girl, her last was a girl, and every birth was girl boy girl boy? Mary, Buddy, Margaret Mae, Don, Shirley, Wayne, Betty, Bill, Nancy

24: Don Hartline | Wayne Hartline | Don Hartline | Don Hartline | Bill Hartline | Bill Hartline | Bill Hartline

25: Shirley Hartline Don Hartline | Shirley, Don, Margaret Mae Hartline | Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell | Mary Hartline Lott | Mary Hartline | Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell | Nancy Hartline

26: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | Emily Hartline Lewis, Daughter of Bill and Ruth Hartline, Uncle Wayne used to threaten Mary and I with coal and biscuits at Halloween. He never followed through though with coal but I do remember him with a couple biscuits. | Mary, Shirley, Mae, Don , Bill, Wayne, Betty, Nancy | Mary, Betty, Shirley | Shirley, Leon, Nancy, Ruth Hartline holding Gloria, Betty, Wayne, Bill | Shirley, Mae, Don, Betty, Ruth, Nancy,Wayne and Bill | front: Jeff Birtell, Joanie Jones on Bill Hartline's lap, Julie Jones, Ruth Nimmo Hartline, Nancy, Betty, Mae, Herb Jones in back.

27: Mary Hartline | * | Grandma Ruth Hartline with Julie, Joanie Jones, April and Darryl Hartline | Grandpa and Grandma Hartline, Wayne Hartline, Nancy Hartline, Mae Hartline | Front: Bill, Mary Louise holding Stephen Lott, Ruth Nimmo Hartline holding Nancy, Michael Lott, David Lott. Back: Shirley, Betty, John Lott, Don, Leon, Mae

28: Don, Bill, Wayne Betty, Mae, Mary, Shirley | Mary, Bill, Joe Tuftee | Bill, Don, Wayne Nancy, Betty Shirley, Mae, Mary, Ruth Nimmo Hartline

29: Mary, Bill, Mae | Emily Hartline, Ruth Hartline, Bill Hartline, Mary Hartline Lott, Mae Hartline Birtell , Ryan Hartline, Jeff Birtell, Gloria Birtell Hollifield | Gloria Birtell Hollifield, Emily Hartline, Mary Hartline Lott, Mae Hartline Birtell , Shirley Lott, Christine Hollifield, Ruth Hartline

30: Joe Tuftee, Mae Hartline Birtell, Bill Hartline, Mary Hartline Lott

31: Christine Hollifield, Great Granddaughter of Ruth and Leon Hartline, Granddaughter of Mae Hartline Birtell, Daughter of Gloria Birtell and Jim Hollifield ~ "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all." | Mary Hartline Lott, Bill Hartline, Mae Hartline Birtell

32: Mary Louise Hartline and John Calvin Lott | Children: Michael Eugene Lott m. Shirley Myint c. Susan, Caroline, Erika John David Lott m. Jacqueline Cavalier c. Anthony & Felisha Lott m. Robin Hardwicke c. Travis Lott Stephen Kent Lott m. Treva Daniels

33: David and Mike | Mike and David | Stephen | Mike | Mike | Stephen, David and Mike

34: Margaret Mae Hartline and William Jennings Birtell | Children: Gloria Mae Birtell Hollifield m. Jimmy Dale Hollifield c. Heather, Christine William Jeffrey Birtell m. Mary Beth Stover c. Nathan, Kristen, Jessica, Matthew

35: “Growing up on a small farm in Southern Illinois we had very little exposure to "the world of up north." On a trip "up north" in the mid '50s our family had dinner at Bill & Mae Birtell's house. There we were exposed to something we had never eaten before. Still remember it, Bill Birtell's wonderful Spaghetti!” Mike Lott, Son of John and Mary Hartline Lott

36: Bill and Ruth Severson Hartline | Brenda Tuftee Lindemann, Daughter of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee, When Uncle Bill stayed at mom and dads us kids and him would watch scary movies and later he would watch 2nd City before Saturday Night Live

37: Children: Emily Hartline Lewis m. Kyle Lewis Mary Hartline Shannon m. James Shannon c. Haley, Cole and Austin | Jim Hartline, Son of Carol and Wayne Hartline, I would say the best memories of Bill and Ruth's were the card nights. It is where I learned to play cards, starting with Tripoli and canasta. There was always a variety of good food as well. | Bill, Emily, Ruth and Mary

38: Wayne and Carol Riffey Hartline

39: Children: April Hartline Ogryzek m. Peter Anderson m. Larry Ogrykek c. Jennifer Anderson Darryl Hartline Jim Hartline c. Mackenzie and Addison | Brenda Tuftee Lindemann, Daughter of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee, Carol loved real coke in the morning and she loved to shop went many times with her and we would stop at McDonalds and she said don't let Wayne know he did not want us eating in the car. | Darryl, April, Jim and Carol

40: Don Hartline m. Myrna Hurlbut | Gloria Birtell Hollifield, daughter of William and Mae Hartline Birtell, My best times with Uncle Don was when he, Christine, mom and I would take a road trip to see Aunt Mary and Uncle John. We did this at least 3 or 4 times a year. During the long drive I learned so much about him that I never knew and feel so blessed to have spent this special time with him. I really miss his stories and the road trips. | Children: Mischelle Reiners, step-daughter | Wayne, Bill, Don

41: Don and Mike Lott | Don and Larry Martin | Wayne, Don, and Bill Hartline | Don and Myrna

42: Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee | Children: Ginger Tuftee Martin m. Larry Martin c. Jamie (Jennifer) Martin, Tim (Lisa) Martin, David (Stephanie) Wilson, and Bill Wilson. Tim Tuftee m. Ruth Olson c. Kevin wife Laura Larson Tuftee Robert wife is Erin Thirsk Tuftee Brenda Tuftee Lindemann m. Udo Lindemann c. Joseph Lindemann and Nick Lindemann Dale Tuftee | Mary Shannon, Daughter of Bill and Ruth Hartline, I never heard Aunt Shirley raise her voice...except one time! Emily and I were little and jumping on her bed, and she came in and yelled at us. It was the only time I ever heard her yell. I still to this day will not jump on a bed! Miss you Aunt Shirley!

43: Shirley and Ginger | Ginger and Brenda with David and Bill Wilson | Dale, Shirley and Joe Tuftee

44: Betty Hartline Jones c. Julie, Joan, Ryan | Ryan Jones m. Jan Tilley Jones c. Caden Jones

45: Nancy Hartline and David Tweed c. Bobby Hartline, Scott Tweed, Melissa Tweed | Nancy Hartline

46: Darryl, April and Jim Hartline along with mother Carol Hartline. Children of Wayne and Carol Hartline. | Mike and David Lott, along with mother Mary Hartline Lott, left and Stephen, above, Sons of John and Mary Hartline Lott. | Gloria Birtell Hollifield, left, Jeff Birtell, far right, along with mother Mae Hartline Birtell and MaryBeth Birtell, wife of Jeff. Children of William J. and Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell. | A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.

47: Gloria Birtell, Daughter of Bill and Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell and Ginger Tuftee, Daughter of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee | David and Bill Wilson, Sons of J. Larry and Ginger Tuftee Martin, Ginger Tuftee Martin and Brenda Tuftee Lindemann, Daughters of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee. | Dale Tuftee, Son of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee | Tim and wife Ruth Tuftee, Son of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee | John and Mischelle Reiners, Step-Daughter of Donald Hartline

48: Cousins are people that are ready made friends, you have laughs with them and remember good times from a young age, you have fights with them but you always know you love each other, they are a better thing than brothers and sisters and friends cause there all pieced together as one. | Mary Hartline Shannon and Emily Hartline Lewis, Daughters of Bill and Ruth Hartline | Ryan Hartline, Son of Betty Hartline Jones

49: Mackenzie and Addison Hartline, daughters of Jim Hartline, Tracy Hartline, Granddaughters of Wayne and Carol Hartline | Jennifer Anderson, daughter of April and Larry Ogryzek and Pete Anderson, Granddaughter of Wayne and Carol Hartline. | Haley, Austin, and Cole Shannon, Children of James and Mary Hartline Shannon, Grandchildren of Bill and Ruth Hartline | Heather Hollifield Adams and Christine Hollifield, daughters of Jim and Gloria Birtell Hollifield, Grandchildren of William J. and Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell

50: Nathan Birtell, Jessica Birtell Zurbrugg, Matthew Birtell, Kristen Birtell Sapoznik, children of Mary Beth and William Jeffrey Birtell, Grandchildren of William J. and Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell | Travis Lott with daughter Lydia Lott, son of Robin and David Lott, Grandson of John and Mary Hartline Lott. | Bill Wilson, Son of Ginger Tuftee Martin, Grandson of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee. | Mike Lott, Son of John and Mary Hartline Lott | David Lott, Son of John and Mary Hartline Lott

51: Joe and Nick Lindemann, sons of Udo and Brenda Tuftee Lindemann, Grandsons of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee. | Dave, Stephanie, and Aubry Wilson; Son of Larry and Ginger Tuftee Martin, Grandson of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee. | Torey Jones, son of Ryan Jones, Grandson of Betty Hartline Jones | Caden Jones, son of Ryan and Jan Jones, Grandson of Betty Hartline Jones | Larry and Ginger Tuftee Martin

52: Mike and Shirley Lott with Daughters, Susan, Caroline and Erika Son of John and Mary Hartline Lott | Udo, Joe, and Brenda Tuftee Lindemann | Mary Beth and Jeff Birtell

53: When we were children we would walk home from Barringer School every afternoon. There was a neighbor girl that Mae was always teasing. So on the walk home down the road Mae would chase the girl and swing her lunch pail at her. Mary Hartline Lott | Every night after dinner it was mine and Mae's job to clear the table and clean up. One night we were clearing the table and there was one pickle left on the plate. As I reached for it Mae grabbed it up and popped it in her mouth. I said, "I hope you choke on it", mom came around the corner and smacked me. It is the only time I remember her ever hitting any of us. Mary Hartline Lott | We didn't have much growing up but we never went hungry. Grandpa Nimmo made sure there was always food on the table. Many nights people would show up at the back door and Grandpa would take some food out to whoever was there. I never knew any of them, or where they came from or where they went. But they were always offered a bite of food. That's just what you did then. Mary Hartline Lott | Uncle Josh was always the mystery man. He would show up out of the blue and then be gone. I never knew him well or knew too much about him, he was quiet and dark. Mary Hartline Lott

54: Seth and Miles Adams, Sons of Zach and Heather Hollifield Adams, Grandsons of Jim and Gloria Birtell Hollifield, Great Grandsons of William J. and Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell | Nathan Birtell with daughter Julia Birtell. Granddaughter of William Jeffrey and Mary Beth Birtell, Great Granddaughter of William J. and Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell. | Christine Hollifield, Daughter of Jim and Gloria Birtell Hollifield and Mike Lott, Son of John and Mary Hartline Lott. | Cole, Haley, and Austin Shannon, Children of James and Mary Hartline Shannon, Grandchildren of Bill and Ruth Hartline | Felisha and Tony Lott, Children of David Lott, Grandchildren of John and Mary Hartline Lott

55: Jamie and Jennifer Martin, Son of Larry and Ginger Tuftee Martin, Grandson of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee. | John and Mary Hartline Lott | Gloria Birtell Hollifield, Margaret Mae Birtell, Heather Hollifield, Ruth Nimmo Hartline. | Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell, Ginger Tuftee Martin, and Emily Hartline Lewis | Christmas 2013, Cody Rockwood, Christine Hollifield, Jim Hollifield, Gloria Birtell Hollifield, Heather Hollifield Adams, Miles Adams, Seth Adams, and Brutus, aka Bruty Boy. | Nathan Birtell, Jessica Birtell Zurbrugg, Matthew Birtell, Kristen Birtell Sapoznik, Children of Mary Beth and William Jeffrey Birtell

56: Mike and Shirley Lott | Ryan and Jan Jones | Ruth, Robert, Erin, Tim Tuftee

57: Udo and Brenda Tuftee Lindemann | Jeff and Mary Beth Birtell with Ruth Nimmo Hartline

58: Nicholas and Kristen Birtell Sapoznik June 15, 2013, Maple Park, Illinois | Adam and Jessica Birtell Zurbrugg August 4, 2012 Maple Park, Illinois | Jim and Gloria Birtell Hollifield October 7, 1972 DeKalb, Illinois | Larry and April Hartline Ogryzek August 1, 2003

59: Kyle and Emily Hartline Lewis October 26, 2013 Marion, Illinois | James and Mary Hartline Shannon May 17, 2003 | Growing up, one of the things we kids looked forward to just about every year, in the summertime, we would all pile in the car and drive “up north” to see Grandma & Grandpa Hartline & the family. This was always an adventure, because every time we visited, they would be living someplace new. Grandpa Hartline was always moving the family! The breakfast table at Grandma Hartline’s was the best. She always had plenty of white gravy, eggs, biscuits, and preserves (usually homemade). Everyone would gather around the table and Grandma would make sure that everyone got enough to eat. Thanksgiving usually included the “adults” going hunting for anything from geese, ducks, or whatever was in season. The smells of the house still linger with me today. The smell of love. Mike Lott, Son of John and Mary Hartline Lott

60: Dale Tuftee, Son of Joe and Shirley Hartline Tuftee, I remember Grand Mother Hartline making raisin pie for Uncle Bill | Heather Hollifield Adams, Daughter of Jim and Gloria Birtell Hollifield, Dinners at Grandma's house will always hold a special place in my heart. Coming in from the cold to a warm house filled with the smell of roast beef, or Italian beef, or ham, or turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, dinner rolls, and maybe even some hot dogs for the kids. No one will ever leave Grandma's house hungry | Ryan Jones, Son of Betty Hartline Jones, I will always remember Uncle Joe shooting his black powder cannon on the 4th of July | John, Stephen, Mike, David, Mary, and Travis Lott

61: Jim Hartline, Son of Wayne and Carol Hartline, I remember spending the holidays at uncle Joe's and Aunt Shirley's praying for snow because we all would get pulled around on a sled behind the snowmobile. Also, Shirley used to make these "cookies" that were shaped like tubes. I have no idea what they were called but they were awesome and she was always chasing all the kids out of the kitchen because we would eat them so fast. | Darryl Hartline, Son of Carol and Wayne Hartline, Best uncles ever. Bill was always there to help with the new car stereo I was getting and Joe was there to help with any motorcycle or car problem I may have had. Joe could make or fix anything and if it had electricity Bill was all over it. Don wasn't around often but when he was he would always do his auctioneer thing. Lots of memories. | Ruth Nimmo Hartline and daughter Margaret Mae Birtell

62: Forever in Our Hearts.... | Leon M. Hartline Leon M. Hartline, 66 of Depot Street, Bluff City, died February 1, 1970 at Bristol Memorial Hospital. He was born April 25, 1903, He had lived in Sullivan County for the past seven years and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by a son, Leon (Buddy) Hartline Jr. in 1931. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Hartline; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Lott, Mrs. Mae Birtell Lee, Mrs. Shirley Tuftee, Mrs. Betty Jones, and Miss Nancy Hartline; three sons, Don, Wayne, and Bill Hartline; a sister, Mrs. Juanita Thomas of Springfield, IL; two brothers, Bill Hartline and Floyd Hartline both of Anna, IL; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Fox Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

63: Leon "Buddy" Hartline Jr. 1930-1931 Casper Cemetery, Anna, Illinois | Ruth Nimmo Hartline Born June 24, 1911 in Anna, Illinois daughter of Albert and Libby Nimmo. Died November 8, 1987 in Somonauk, Illinois. Married Leon Hartline August 25, 1927. Survived by daughters, Mary Lott; Mae Birtell Lee; Shirley Tuftee; Betty Jones; Nancy Hartline, sons Don Hartline; Wayne Hartline; Bill Hartline. Preceded in death by husband Leon and son Leon Buddy Jr. Burial Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb, Illinois.

64: Shirley J. Tuftee Shirley Tuftee, 65, of Sandwich, Illinois passed away Saturday, September 11, 2004 at her home in Sandwich after a courageous, four-year battle with cancer. She was born on September 18, 1938 in Anna, Illinois the daughter of Leon and Ruth (Nimmo) Hartline. Shirley met Joseph A. Tuftee Jr. at the Sandwich Theatre, and about six months later they were married on August 11, 1956 in Plano, Illinois. She was a lifelong Lutheran. She was formerly employed by Hornsby’s in Sandwich, CTS Knights, Gord Plastics, Jovac, drove a bus for special education kids in Sandwich Schools, and retired from the Open Door in 2000. She was the cornerstone of her family and enjoyed arts and crafts. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Joseph; two daughters, Ginger (Larry) Martine of Valier, IL and Brenda (Udo) Lindemann of Eagan, MN; two sons, Tim (Ruth) Tuftee and Dale Tuftee both of Sandwich, IL; eight grandsons; three great grandsons; four sister, Mary (John) Lott of Chester, IL; Mae Birtell Lee of DeKalb, IL; Betty Jones and Nancy (David) Tweed both of Greeneville, TN; three brothers, Don Hartline of Rochelle, IL; Wayne (Carol) Hartline of Blountville, TN; and Bill (Ruth) Hartline of Newark, IL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Buddy, in infancy. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich with the Rev. Carol S. Gates officiating. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich. | Joseph A. Tuftee Jr. Joseph A. Tuftee Jr., 75, of Sandwich, IL passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 at his home. He was born September 10, 1935 in DeKalb, IL, the son of Joseph A. and Dorothy (Gord) Tuftee, Sr. He met Shirley J. Hartline at the Sandwich Theatre and about six months later they were married on August 11, 1956 in Plano, IL. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and was a welding teacher at IVVC for twenty years retiring in 2000. He is survived by two daughters, Ginger (Larry) Martin of Valier, IL and Brenda (Udo) Lindemann of Eagan, MN; two sons, Tim (Ruth) Tuftee of Leland, IL and Dale Tuftee of Sandwich, IL; eight grandchildren; David Wilson, Bill Wilson, Jamie (Jennifer) Martin, Tim (Lisa) Martin, Kevin (Laura) Tuftee, Robert Tuftee, Joe Lindemann, Nick Lindemann; four great grandchildren; four siblings, Laverne (Betty) Tuftee, Joyce (Avery) Stevenson, Darlene (Vern) Wruck, Donna Bray; one sister-in-law, Joy Tuftee and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; two brothers, Robert Tuftee and Ronnie Tuftee. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2010 at Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich with Rev. Wayne Derber officiating. Burial will follow at Baker Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Salem Lutheran Church 1022 N. Main Street, Sandwich, IL. Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church.

65: Dorris Wayne Hartline Dorris Wayne Hartline, age 65, of Burlington, WI formerly of Jonesborough, TN, passed away with his loving family at his side after a long courageous battle with cancer at his son/daughter-in-law's home in Burlington on Monday May 11, 2009. Wayne was born in Anna, IL April 27, 1944 the son of the late Leon and Esta Ruth (nee Nimmo) Hartline. On August 21, 1964 he married Carol R. Riffey. Wayne was a food distributor for Northern Illinois Restaurants most of his working life. He was a Member of Tolford Methodist Church and the Handyman for Christ Group. Wayne proudly served his country from 1962 until 1968 in the U.S. Navy. He loved fishing, yard work, the garden, hunting, or just about anything outdoors! Survived by loving wife of 34 years Carol, his daughter: April (Larry) Ogryzek and their daughter Jennifer Anderson all of Fox Lake, Illinois, Son: Daryl (Trisha) Hartline of Coal City, Illinois and son: James (Tracy) Hartline and their daughter Mackenzie of Burlington, Wisconsin. Further survived by four sisters and one brother: Mae Hartline Birtell, Mary (John) Lott, Betty Jones, Nancy (David) Tweed, and Bill (Ruth) Hartline. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Shirley Tuftee; and one brother, Don Hartline. Services will be held Friday, May 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Forsythe Funeral Home, 507 South State Street in Manhattan, IL. Inurnment will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with Military Honors following services Friday. Visitation with family in the funeral home 10-11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society . | Carol Ruth Hartline Carol Ruth Hartline, born May 9th, 1946 returned home to the loving arms of the Lord and her beloved husband on March 5th, 2013 in Burlington, WI. She is survived by her sister Barbara Jean Booher. Her children April & (Larry) Ogryzek, Darryl Hartline, and James Hartline. Carol is further survived by 3 grandchildren, Jenny Anderson, Mackenzie Hartline, and Addison Hartline. She had been courageously battling cancer for the past 4+ years and passed away peacefully in her sleep. Carol was in the company of her loving sister Barbara Jean Booher when she passed. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Arthur and Hazel Riffey, as well as her brother, James Riffey, and a sister who died at birth, Mary Kay Riffey. Carol was born in Chilhowie, VA and grew up in Bristol, TN. She married Wayne Hartline on August 21st, 1964 while he was still in the Navy and thus moved to Norfolk, VA. In the following years they lived in Tennessee and North Carolina for a short periods of time before finally moving to Illinois where she spent the majority of her adult life. Carol worked at several different employers in her life but most enjoyed the 20+ years she spent working at The Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich, IL. She enjoyed working within the community and working with all the residents in the center. She was a special woman and will be missed by many. Carol’s final wish was to be cremated and thus visitation services only will be held at Beverage Funeral Home on Saturday, March 9th located at 104 Terry Street, Sandwich, IL 60548 from 1 to 4 pm.

66: Donald L Hartline Donald Lee Hartline died June 28, 2007 at his home in Rochelle, IL. He was born September 11, 1934 in Anna, IL to Leon and Ruth Hartline. He married Myrna Hurlbut who preceded him in death. Don grew up a farm boy and remained a farm boy at heart even though his travels and jobs often took him away from the farms that he loved. His love of horses and animals was as strong as his love of family, friends and life, all of which he shared with those who knew him. From raising, training and racing horses to rebuilding lawn mowers and traveling, he enjoyed everything in life that came his way. At the end of his days he remained that same farm boy, telling great stories, planning what he would fix, and flea markets he would visit. He faced each day as only he could, strong and with love in his heart. Ever thankful for being blessed he leaves precious memories to: two brothers, Wayne (Carol) Hartline; Bill (Ruth) Hartline; brother in-law Joe Tuftee; four sisters, Mary (John) Lott; MaeHartline Birtell Lee; Betty Jones; Nancy (David) Tweed; step-daughters, Mischelle (Steve) Reiners; Candy (Gib) Feinstein; Pamela (John) White; numerous grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Those that are welcoming him home include his parents, Leon and Ruth (Nimmo) Hartline; his wife, Myrna Hartline; one brother, Leon Hartline, Jr; and his beloved sister, Shirley Jean Tuftee. At the end of the day, when the race has been run a sigh of contentment can be heard across the green pastures. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at Unger Funeral Home, Rochelle, IL on Monday, July 2, 2007 at 10:00 AM with Chaplain Judy Williams. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 1st from 2 to 5 PM at Unger-Horner Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. | William J. Birtell William Jennings Birtell born October 1, 1900 in Quincy, Illinois son of Frank and Sophia (Currier) Birtell. Died December 18, 1968 in DeKalb, Illinois. Married Margaret Mae Hartline April 4, 1953 in Sandwich, Illinois. Survived by daughter Gloria Mae Birtell and son William Jeffrey Birtell. Burial at Fairvew Memory Gardens, DeKalb, Illinois.

67: John Calvin Lott JOHN C. LOTT, 85, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 8:03 pm, Monday, March 14, 2011 at St. Ann’s Healthcare Center in Chester, Illinois. He was born to John Calvin and Sarah (nee: Reynolds) Lott on June 9, 1925 in Alto Pass, Illinois. John married Mary L. Hartline on November 9, 1946 in Piggott, Arkansas. She survives. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He was retired from being a Sergeant at Menard Correctional Center in Chester and had also worked at the International Shoe Factory. John was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ellis Grove, IL. He was active in the church and had served at a Deacon. He was a member of the VFW Post #3553 in Chester, Shriners, ASFME – Retiree, and a former member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors: Wife: Mary Lott Chester, IL; 2 Sons: Michael (Shirley) Lott Columbia, SC ; John David (Robin) Lott Chester, IL; 7 Grandchildren: Susan Lott Portland, OR; Caroline Lott Columbia, SC; Erika Lott Columbia, SC; Tiffany (Chuck) Molton Chester, IL; Travis Lott Chester, IL; Tony Lott; and Felecia Lott. 1 Great Granddaughter: Emily Molton Chester, IL Preceded in death by: Parents, Son, Stephen Lott, 2 Brothers – Arthur Lott & Clifton Lott and 2 sisters – Pearl Vaughn & Earlene Osman Funeral Service: 11:00 am, Saturday, March 19, 201 First Baptist Church, Ellis Grove, IL Officiating: Rev. Bill McCluskey. Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home, Chester, IL. Interment: Ellis Grove City Cemetery Ellis Grove, Illinois | Stephen K. Lott Stephen Kent Lott died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at his home in Enid, OK. He was born July 16, 1952 to John Calvin and Mary Hartline Lott. He joined the Air Force and served in Vietnam. He married Treva Ann Daniels Sept. 11, 1975, in Cahokia, Ill. He was stationed in Germany, Philippines, Turkey, and then in 1988 Vance Air Force Base, retiring in August 1991. He then went to work for Northrop at Vance AFB as a fuel truck driver. He worked for Trend Western until September 2005. He is survived by his wife, Treva,; his parents; John and Mary Lott of Chester, IL; two brothers, David (Robin) Lott of Chester, IL; Mike (Shirley) Lott of Columbia, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

68: J. Larry Martin J. Larry Martin, 67, of Somonauk passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. He was born December 21, 1946 in Booneville, MS the son of Clyde Edward and Lilly Maude (Chism) Martin. He married Ginger Tuftee on June 29, 1985 at Shabbona Park in Harding, IL. Larry was a 33 Mason and member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge 254, where he currently served as the Master. He was also a past Most Illustrious Grand Master of Cryptic Masons of the State of Illinois. Larry was also a member of Salem Lutheran Church. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee with two tours in Vietnam. Larry was employed by Caterpillar for over 30 years, retiring in 1999. He is survived by his wife Ginger of Somonauk, IL; four sons, Jamie (Jennifer) Martin of Sandwich, IL, Tim (Lisa) Martin of Chicago, IL, David (Stephanie) Wilson of Plano, IL and Bill Wilson of Plano, IL; seven grandchildren, Shawn, Tristan, Tanner, Jake, Cameron, Samantha and Aubree; one brother, Wayne (Judy) Martin of Rollo, IL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich with Pastor Wayne Derber officiating. Burial will follow in Baker Cemetery in Baker. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk with Masonic Rites being recited at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Scottish Rite Cancer Center. | Robert Reiners Robert Steven Reiners, 62, of Sandwich, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 4, 1948, in Sandwich, the son of the late Lawrence V. "Larry" and Marjorie J. "Midge" (née Aucutt) Reiners. Steve served his country honorably with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He served the surrounding families of the area, memorializing their loved ones via his company, Reiners Memorials in Sandwich. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Mischelle R (née Coon); his dog, Missy; four brothers, John Reiners of Stoughton, Wis., Monty (Betty) Reiners of Sandwich, David Reiners of Sedalia, Ky., and Ron (Ruth) Reiners of Sandwich; nephew, Douglas (Stephanie Price) Reiners of Naperville; nieces, Jennifer, Stefanie, Rachel and Alicia; godchildren, Keelin and Conrad Kitner; special friends, Sue Tyrrell, Kelly Zitelman, Steve Whitmer, Tim Lavella, Joe Tyrrell, Bill Haag, Ron Cunz, Tom Thomas, Donald McMillen and many others who will miss him. A gathering of family and friends will be held from noon until a memorial service is conducted by the Rev. Tom Babler at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the United Church of Sandwich, 512 E. Lions Road, Sandwich, IL. Cremation was accorded the wish of the family.

69: J. Larry Martin, husband of Ginger Tuftee Martin-U.S. Navy, Seabee, Two Tours Vietnam John Calvin Lott, husband of Mary Hartline Lott – WWII Navy Veteran Stephen K. Lott, son of John and Mary Hartline Lott – U.S. Airforce, Vietnam Donald L. Hartline, son of Leon and Ruth Nimmo Hartline – U.S. Army, Germany Dorris Wayne Hartline, son of Leon and Ruth Nimmo Hartline – U. S. Navy 1962-1968 Mike Lott, son of John and Mary Hartline Lott - U.S. Army Enlisted in June 1965, school at Fort Devens, Mass. Two tours in RVN 1966 & 1970-71. Also served in Germany (two tours), Panama, Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Afghanistan with the Defense Attaché Office, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Retired in 1991 after 26 years, 3 months, and 1 day In Columbia, South Carolina. David Lott, son of John and Mary Hartline Lott – Served from August 1969-February 1973 UD Navy. Navy Boot camp in Great Lakes Schooling - Lake Hurst, NJ Stationed - Meridian, MS NAS. Transferred to the USS Ranger for 6 months. Ruptured appendix aboard the Ranger and was transferred to the Ssn Diego NAS hospital Transferred from San Diego to USS Hancock for the remainder of service Kyle Lewis, husband of Emily Hartline Lewis - U. S. Airforce, 2006-2008 Hill AFB, UT. Robert Steven Reiners, husband of Mischelle R. Coon ( Don Hartline) - U.S. Navy, Vietnam

70: NIKOLAUS HERDLEIN Nikolaus Herdlein was born in 1663 near Weigenheim, probably in the little village of Wallmersbach, six miles from Weigenheim, Franconia, District of Ansbach Bavaria. He married on September 5, 1689 to Barbara Hess who was born on December 16, 1668 in Welbhausen, Germany, a village near Weigenheim. Nikolaus and Barbara had the following children: Johann Peter, born December 12, 1689 and baptized that same day, died May 26, 1703 at age13, and was buried at Weigenheim, Ansbach Bavaria, Germany. Leonhard, baptized July 4, 1692, died December 5, 1692. Leonhard, baptized March 1, 1694 Anna Barbara, baptized January 5, 1697, died October 15, 1700, buried in Weigenheim, October 16, 1700, age three. Johann Michael, baptized September 8, 1699. Barbara, born January 27, 1702, baptized January 28, 1702. Kunigunda, born November 17, 1704, baptized November 18, 1704. Johann Lorenz, born May 5, 1705, baptized May 6, 1705, died June 22, 1705 and was buried at Weigenheim on June 24, six weeks old. Michael, born August 18, 1707, baptized August 19, 1707. Nikolaus and Barbara Herdlein made their home in Weigenheim, Germany. His occupation was that of a Hacker, (pronounced "Hecker") a vine-grower or small farmer. Since not much information is available on their early lives, we assume them to be typical of their times. We do know that four of their nine children never reached maturity. Of those who did, four eventually came to America. In early 1731, Barbara, at sixty-one, contracted a fever which was believed to come from washing clothes in the river. On February 16, 1731, she died of "fluss und brustfieber" (river and breast fever). She was buried at Weigenheim on February 18, 1731. On February 12, 1733, Nikolaus Herdlein died at the age of Seventy. He was also buried at Weigenheim. The Herdleins were not among the first to leave Germany For America, remaining in Germany for two generations after the conclusion of the "Thirty Years War," the first child of Nikolaus to migrate to America was Leonhard, born in 1694. The exact date of his arrival in America has not been established, but was prior to 1734. | JOHANNES MICHAEL HERDLEIN Johann Michael Herdlein was born in Weigenheim, Germany, on September 8, 1699, to Nikolaus and Barbara Hess Herdlein. On September 28, 1726, he married Anna Catharina Drechsler of Burghaslach, Germany. They were the parents of the following Children: Johannes Jacob, who died at the age of one and one half years. Anna Margretha, who was born in 1729 in Weigenheim, John Georg, born October 21, 1732 in Weigenheim. Anna Dorothea, born in 1734 in Weigenheim, died in 1736. Nicholaus, born in 1736 in Weigenheim, died in 1741 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Johannes Michael, Anna Catharina and children came to America by way of Amsterdam, through the Straits of Dover, and after beginning the voyage in 1736, finally arrived at the Port of Philadelphia aboard the ship, "Snow Molly," September 10, 1737. The ship, with John Howell as master, arrived at Philadelphia with ninety-five passengers, listed as Palatines. Later that same day, Johannes Michael qualified at the Courthouse in Philadelphia before Clement Plumstead, Esquire, mayor. Both Parents of Johannes Michael Herdlein were deceased prior to his departure from Germany. Anna Catharina Drechsler was the daughter of Johann Christian Drechsler and wife Appolonia of Burghaslach, Germany. She was born in Burghaslach on July 27, 1694. After arriving in America, Johannes Michael Herdlein settled in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the Oley Mountains. He worked as a woodchopper and farmer. The area of the mountains where they lived had the appearance of Germany, and the community was called Woodchoppertown. The Herdleins were active Lutherans, attending the St. Joseph's Union Church, today known as "Hill Church, "because of its location atop a hill in Pike township, Berks County. | Follow the text highlighted in red to next entry to follow line

71: JOHN GEORGE HARTLEIN John George Hartlein was born October 21, 1732 in Weigenheim, Germany, the son of Johann Michael and Anna Catharina Drechsler Herdlein. He came to America with his father, mother, and other relatives aboard the ship "Snow Molly," arriving in Philadelphia, September 10, 1737. John George was reared in the Oley Hills of Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the community locally known as Woodchoppertown. The father of John George, Johann Michael was an elder at Hill Church, and in 1755, John George married the daughter of another of the elders. The following entry is recorded at the Old Goshenhoppen Church in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: John George Hartlein ledig. (never before married) to Maria Christina Boehm, ledig., Proclamation 1st. January 10, second January 25, third February 2, at the Old Goshenhoppen Church and married February 9, 1755, at the house of Conrad Boehm. George and Maria had the following Children: Catharina, born December 17, 1755, baptized January 1, 1756, Jacob, born July 30, 1758, baptized August 13, 1758. Hanna, born July 3, 1761, baptized July 25, 1761, married Peter Miller. Peter, born November 13, 1763, baptized January 1, 1764. Elizabeth, born September 4, 1765, baptized at Hill Church, married Henry Casper June 7, 1786 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Mary Magdalena, born November 15, 1766 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, baptized December 8, 1766 and married Peter Lenz July 2, 1786 in Rowan County, North Carolina. John George, Jr. February 1, 1768 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, baptized March 2, 1768, and Married Maria Ann Aronhart Jacob, born October 24, 1769, no further record. | JOHN GEORGE HARTLINE, JR John George Hartline, Jr., was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, the son of John George and Maria Christina Boehm Hartlein. George Jr. was baptized at Hill Church on March 2, 1768. When George Jr. was seventeen, the family moved to the Yadkin valley of North Carolina, south of Salisbury, where they took up residence along Reedy creek. On August 9, 1793, at age twenty-five, George Jr. married seventeen year old Maria Ann Earnhardt, daughter of a Palatine neighbor, George Earnhardt (Aaronhart). The Earnhardts had moved to North Carolina from Pennsylvania in 1752. Maria was born in Rowan County, North Carolina on May 15, 1776. George Earnhardt was himself a Revolutionary war soldier. John George Hartline Jr. and wife Maria had the following children: George, born July 20, 1794. Elizabeth, born November 26, 1795 died November 15, 1855. John, born March 4, 1798 Mary (Polly), born March 8, 1798. Isaac, born July 28, 1800. Samuel, born about 1802. Catherine, born January 2, 1805, baptized April 14, 1805. Rachel, born January 6, 1807. Nancy Margaret, born January 30, 1812. Sophia, born about 1812. Caleb, born July 23, 1814. Charles, born June 24, 1817. Silas, died young. His son John made the first trip across the mountains into Tennessee, then through Kentucky and into Union County, Illinois. After their arrival in Union County Illinois, they attended the Casper Church. George Hartline, Jr. died October 19, 1825, only six years after his arrival in Union County. Mary, his widow, died December 27, 1849, and both are buried in Casper Church Cemetery.

72: SAMUEL HARTLINE Samuel Hartline was born about 1802 in Rowan County, North Carolina, the son of George and Maria Ann Earnhardt Hartline. He moved with his father and family to Union County, Illinois while a teenager, and married Elizabeth Holshouser on July 23, 1820 in Union County. Samuel and Elizabeth had four children: Charles Washington, born about 1821. George, born about 1825. Rachel, born July 30, 1827. Elijah, born March 15, 1829. Elizabeth Holshouser was born about 1798, the daughter of Michael Holshouser, an early settler in Union County. On October 16, 1826, Samuel bought ninety-three acres of land from Johnson Summers for three hundred seventy-five dollars, and later acquired seventy-three acres for a total of one hundred sixty-six. He died January 12, 1830 without making a will. Administration of the estate was granted jointly to his wife Elizabeth and Daniel Barringer who posted a $2,000 bond. James Reed was appointed guardian of Samuel's children: Charles 9, George 5, Rachel 3, and Elijah 10 months. Benedict Mull and Peter Lingle, neighbors of Samuel, were appointed to appraise the estate. Listed among the payments made were: Funeral sermon: $1.00 Crier of sale: .50 Mull and Lingle: $1.50 Whiskey for Mull provided by Mrs. Hartline: .25 After Samuel's death, Elizabeth farmed the land left to her. She appears as head of household in the 1830 and 1840 censuses. Evangeline Hartline, 17 was living with her in 1850. Elizabeth was living with Isaac Hartline in 1860 and with her son Charles in 1870. She and husband are believed to be at the Casper Church Cemetery. | ELIJAH HARTLINE Elijah Hartline, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Holshouser Hartline was born March 15, 1829, near Cobden, Illinois. He was married in 1869 to Emeline Richards, born March 4, 1844. Elijah's father had died when he was ten months old, and his mother reared him. He later worked for his uncle Isaac Hartline, and was a member of his household from 1850 until Isaac's death in 1867. By 1870, he had acquired the SW 4 Section 36, township 11 S. Range 2W, which joined on the north, the land his grandfather George Hartline bought in 1820. The 1870 Census shows his real estate was worth $2000.00 and personal property $500.00. Elijah and Emeline had the following children: (all born near Cobden) Alice, born about 1869. Rolla, born about 1871. Sophronia, born 1873, married Nelson Dillow. Debbie, born 1876, died 1933, never married, buried in Casper Cemetery. Story, born 1876, died 1939, never married, buried at Casper Cemetery. Walter, born about 1879. Elijah was a farmer and also worked at carpentry. He died without a will, March 11, 1899, at his home near Cobden. The administration of his estate was granted to his son, Rolla. Elijah's wife, Emeline, died March 8, 1906, and both are buried at Casper Church Cemetery.

73: ROLLA HARTLINE Rolla Hartline was born about 1871, a son of Elijah and Emeline Richards Hartline, near Cobden Union County, Illinois. He married February 18, 1902, to Ida Johnson, born about 1878. Rolla died 13 Sep 1940 and is buried at Cache Cemetery in Union County, Illinois. Rolla and Ida had the following Children: Leon “Sleepy” Hartline, born April 25, 1903, married Esta Ruth Nimmo in Anna, Illinois. Albert William Hartline, born April 5, 1905, died February 7, 1970, military service: Co. H, 55th Armd. Inf. WW II, buried Casper Church Cemetery, Union County, Illinois. Claude “Frog” Hartline, born 1908, married July 10, 1933 to Mary Proctor. Floyd Hartline, born 1914, married April 11, 1944 to Mildred Hubbs. Lloyd Hartline, born 1914, twin to Floyd, died at birth. Juanita Faye Hartline, born in Mountain Glenn, Illinois, married Daniel Boone Thomas. | Leon Hartline Leon “Sleepy” Hartline was born April 25, 1903, in Mountain Glenn, Illinois, a son of Rolla (1871) and Ida Johnson Hartline. In April 1927, he married Esta Ruth Nimmo, born June 24, 1911 in Anna, Illinois. Children: Mary Louise Hartline, born December 25, 1927. Married John Calvin Lott, Buddy Leon Hartline, Jr., born 1931, died at a young age. Buried at Casper Cemetery, Union County, Illinois. Margaret Mae Hartline, born April 15, 1932. Donald Lee Hartline , born September 11, 1934. Shirley Jean Hartline , born September 18, 1938. Betty Sue Hartline , born May 13, 1942, married Jones, son: Ryan Jones. Doris Wayne Hartline, born April 27, 1944. William Ray Hartline , born May 14, 1947. Nancy Kay Hartline , born May 17, 1951.

74: In September of 2011, Mary Hartline Lott, Emily Hartline Lewis, Christine Hollifield, along with myself visited Anna, Illinois and other places where Leon and Ruth Hartline's children were raised in their early years. It was a wonderful day learning more about our family, the struggles they faced, but also the love that was given freely...this is who we are... Gloria Birtell Hollifield | Casper Church, Anna, Illinois | Mary Hartline Lott, Emily Hartline Lewis and Christine Hollifield, Casper Church Cemetery, Anna, Illinois

75: Barringer School, Attended by Ruth Nimmo Hartline when she was young, as well as Mary Hartline Lott, Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell; and Don Hartline. Today it has been converted to a house. | "The teacher that taught mom at Barringer School was also our substitute teacher when we attended there. It was a one room school house that had grades 1st thru 8th. We all had our own desks and every seat was always full. We carried our lunch with us everyday in our lunch pails." Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell

76: Old Saratoga Road backside of farm through the woods to Barringer School, Anna, Illinois was walked every day by Mary Louise, Margaret Mae and Don. | Hartline farm area, Old Saratoga Road side. Anna, Illinois | Old road area to farm, Old Saratoga Road side, route taken by wagons to go to town. Anna, Illinois

77: Trinity Cemetery, Anna, Illinois. Above, road to cemetery. Right, Mary Hartline Lott at cemetery, lower right, grave of Libby Nimmo, mother of Ruth Nimmo Hartline. Albert is buried next to Libby but there is no marker.

78: United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Albert Parmley Nimmo | World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Illinois - Albert Parmley Nimmo | You may be surprised to learn that your grandfather or great grandfather registered for the draft in 1942 even though he was technically too old to serve. Were they so desperate for soldiers in World War II that they recruited more senior members of the population? In 1942, the Selective Service initiated a “Fourth Registration” of the draft. Unlike other drafts for World War II, however, this one targeted older men not for military service but for help on the home front. Out of seven draft registrations tied to World War II, only the Fourth Registration is available online. Known as the “Old Man’s Draft” because it targeted men 45-64 years of age, the registration officially took place on April 27, 1942, at local draft boards around the country. It was intended to provide the government with a register of manpower, men who might be eligible for national service. Long lines greeted these men on registration day. According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, several regretted being “too old to fight.” The newspaper also reported that the process was sometimes complicated by a man’s inability to read and write, understand English well, or his “forgetfulness about addresses, dates, and telephone numbers.” | HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS

79: Red squares indicate the Nimmo Family Farm consisting of 40 acres. The farm was purchased in April 24, 1820 by Wesley G. Nimmo at a cost of $50.00. The farm was passed down to his son David, and then to David's son Albert.

80: Original Land Grant for Nimmo Family farm

81: Family Means No One Gets Left Behind or Forgotten, Here are some words from the Hartline/Nimmo family members to our future generations.... | Brenda Tuftee Lindemann, Daughter of Joseph and Shirley Hartline Tuftee, “Even though miles and miles separate our family. Family is always there for you no matter what.” Mary Hartline Shannon, Daughter of Bill and Ruth Hartline “Material things don't matter....family is what makes life awesome!!” April Hartline Ogryzek, Daughter of Dorris Wayne and Carol Hartline “Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be proud, but not arrogant.” Emily Hartline Lewis, Daughter of Bill and Ruth Hartline “Respect and acknowledge your elders. They have the best stories! I never knew Grandpa Hartline, would’ve liked to hear some of his tales.” Missy Ann Tweed , Daughter of David and Nancy Hartline Tweed, “Don’t forget us” Gloria Birtell Hollifield, Daughter of William J. and Margaret Mae Hartline Birtell "Always question the world around you, never take anything for granted, you just may change the world one day. But always remember your roots and where you came from and be proud to call them family." | Mike Lott, Son of John and Mary Hartline Lott. "We have a wonderful heritage through our family, don't screw it up." Ruth Severson Hartline, Wife of Bill Hartline. "Keep the past "Alive" for "We are a funny, good natured and easy to laugh family. To my future great and so on grandchildren, you would have LOVED to be around us." Darryl Hartline, Son of Dorris Wayne and Carol Hartline. "Never forget where you come from there is a little bit of all of us within each of us." Mischelle Reiners, Step-daughter of Donald Hartline. "Even though not all of us where born from family members we were all treated as children from the family." | "If you don't recount your family history it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are."

82: And the Legacy Continues.....

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