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Rebecca "Becky" Church

Female 1836 - 1912  (76 years)


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  • Name Rebecca "Becky" Church 
    Born 15 Oct 1836  Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Rebecca "Becky" Gillis 
    Name Rebecca "Becky" Kuehner 
    Residence 1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1880  Eugene, Vermillion, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-144015 
    Died 15 Dec 1912  Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Danville, Vermillion, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I144015  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Johann "Young" "John" Church,   b. Abt 1807, Of, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Simon,   b. 1792, Of, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1878  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F36080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Peter "Peter" Gillis,   b. 1836, Metznoch, Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1918, Cayuga, Vermillion, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F36079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rebecca Church or Kuehner
    Rebecca Church or Kuehner
    Rebecca H Church Gillis (1832 - 1912) - Find A Grave Photos. (2016). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 27 May 2016, from https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=33000046&PIpi=15012198
    submitted by Jim Gillis

  • Notes 
    • PIONEER CITIZEN OF EUGENE SUDDENLY CALLED

      REBECCA CHURCH GILLIS


      Mrs. Rebecca Church Gillis, wife of John Peter Gillis, and among the oldest residents of Eugene, died last sunday afternoon in Danville, Illinois, while on a visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Schuessler. She was taken ill only a day or two before, followed by a stroke of parlysis that proved fatal.

      The deceased was born in Buffalo, New York, October 15, 1836, making her age past 76 years. Her parents came to this country from Germany. Besides the husband, there are surviving four sons and four daughters. The sons are Charles, Mathias, John and Andrew. The daughters are Mrs. Mary Richardson of Cayuga, Mrs. Katherine Schuessler, Mrs. Anna Puzey of Danville and Mrs. Eva Miller. The deceased also had a brother, Andrew Church, whose home is at Carroll, Missouri and was a half-brother to Mathias "Mat" Church, a tailor who lived in Eugene that passed away 19 years ago.

      Mrs. Gillis was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Nicholas "Nick" Church. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gillis and sons Andrew, Mathias and John all of Cayuga, were in attendance at the funeral which was held at St. Patrick's church at 10: 00 o'clock Tuesday morning followed by burial in Springhill Cemetery in Danville, Illinois.

      Obituary newspaper unknown

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Peter Giles Born: Metznoch ikn Westphalia, res: Woolwich Township Age: 21 born abt 1837 father: Mathias mother: Mary Carls married Rebecca Kuehner Age:: 20 born abt 1838 b. Buffalo, NY Spouse res: Waterloo father: John mother: Elisabeth Simon married 9 Feb 1858 county: Waterloo

    2. [S1639] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1880 10th Census, Eugene, Vermillion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 187, sheet 34C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0318; FHL microfilm 1,254,318.
      John P. Gillis 44 Germany - Painter
      Rebeca 43 New York
      Catherine 20 Indiana
      Charles 19
      Mathias 18
      John 15
      Andrew 11
      Mary 11
      Annie 8
      Eva 4

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Oct 1836 - Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Feb 1858 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Eugene, Vermillion, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1912 - Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Danville, Vermillion, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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