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William Frain, Brownsville

 In 1860 Wm. Frain, 28, is in Stephenson County, Illinois, married to May, 27. with Cassa E. 5 and Leva A. 2.

Stephenson County records have a William Frain enlisting July 30, 1861, discharged May 17, 1862.

In 1870 Stephenson County Wm, a carpenter,  is 41, Mary 38, with Laura 10, Wm. H. 9, Ida I. 6, John C. 5, and May C. eleven months.

Mary died about 1875, per one tree.

Cassa married William Henry Klontz in 1874 in Stephenson County, and died there about 1884.  Laura married William J. Shade and died in 1921 in Stephenson County. Ida married James Allen and died in Stephenson County in 1927.  John Calvin Frain married Adelle Rote in 1889, and was in Clay County Iowa in 1900-1930, and is buried there.

In 1880 Stephenson County William, still a carpenter, is 50, Hellen 47, Mary C. 10, and step-daughter Carrie Ingalls, 18 

In 1900 Stephenson County William and Hellen are alone. One tree said Hellen died in 1902 in Stephenson County.

In 1900 Hannah T. Mick April 1846 Canada, divorced, has had 13 kids, 11 living.  Eva C. Aug 1881 Canada, Cora A. Sep 1883 Iowa, Efra A. Sept 1883 Iowa, and Stella M. May 1887 Iowa

William Frain married Hannah Turney Mick, born about 1847, in Spencer, Iowa June 7, 1904.

1904 Spirit Lake Beacon "Married at Spencer June 7 Wm De Frain of Spencer and Mrs. Hannah Turney Mick of this place.  The groom is an old resident of Clay County."

In 1910 Hanna 63, is living with daughter Stella and her husband Noah Mohler in Dickinson County, Iowa.  She's with them in 1920 in Pocahontas County, Iowa, and is buried in Pocahontas County Laurens Cemetery -1850-1922  "Hannah T. (GOULD) Mick ". (James M. Mick 1839-1931 is buried in Dickinson County - the FAG listing says their marriage ended in divorce)

William Frain divorced Hannah Frain in Yuma County in 1911.

1912 "Those who have made final proof on their homestead this week are.... Wm Frain." 

1912 "Wm. Frain returned to his homestead Monday after spending the winter with relatives in Iowa.  The old gentleman says home looks good to him."

1913 Spencer Iowa real estate "Mrs. Hannah Turney Mick Frain wid to Jas A. Rake lots 2-3 blk 25 original plat of village of Spirit Lake, Iowa"

1913 "Charles Jones finished plastering Uncle Wm. Frain's house Monday.  He now has his house nearly ready to move into.  That is doing pretty well for a man past 80 years of age."

1915 Vernon "Uncle Billy Frain is completing a new addition to his house on Shively street, which adds much to the appearance of his property as well as to the convenience of himself and family."

William proved up two quarters in 13, 2S 47W in 1916, witnesses William H. Stephens, Arthur L. Howard, Cavid C. Bell, and Asa Guins, all of Happyville.  Wonder if the 1912 one didn't go through......  The image of the certificate definitely says 1916..

 Illinois records have a Wm. Defrain, born July 16, 1829 in Schullkill Co, PA, dying Sep 6, 1918 in Stephenson County, a carpenter.  Burial in Orangeville, Illinois.  Father Henry Defrain.

Mrs. Zoa Stabenow - October 4, 1966
Mrs. Henry (Zoa) Stabenow, Orangeville, died Tuesday evening in Crestview Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since June 10.......Mrs. Stabenow was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lena; Order of the Eastern Star, Winslow; and Rebekah Lodge, Orangeville......She was born in Waddams Township on April 11, 1879, the daughter of William and Catherina (De Frane) Klontz. She was married to Samuel F. Stabenow on June 15, 1893, at McConnell. He preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1933. Her second husband Henry Stabenow, whom she married June 2, 1937, died in October 1955...


October 1955  Henry D. Stabenow, 79, Orangeville, died of shock due to severe internal injuries at Deaconess Hospital Friday evening  2 hours after he was struck by a car. The fatal accident happened moments after he alighted from a bus at the junction of Rock Grove Road and Highway 26 in Orangeville. Stabenow, who was a retired farmer, got off a Badger Bus Co. bus which had stopped on the shoulder of Highway 26 to let off passengers. He alighted on the right front side of the northbound bus, walked several feet to the front of the bus and then began walking west across the highway, according to Deputy Sheriff Harold Hille who was called to the accident scene near his son's Station.  As Stabenow stepped onto the highway, he was struck by a northbound auto operated by Paul Nath, 63, Baileyville. The accident happened near a service station operated by Stabenow's son, Delbert, who said he heard the tires of Nath's car squeal as he stopped. Stabenow was thrown about nine feet by the impact of the collision. He was taken to Deaconess Hospital by ambulance at 6:45 p.m. suffering from numerous fractures. He died at 9:20 p.m. due to shock resulting from hip, arm, leg and internal injuries. Jury Impaneled The body was taken to Burmgton- Cramer Funeral Home in Orangeville where funeral arrangements are being completed. County Coro for a coroner's inquest, has been set as yet. No date    . He said skid marks of the  speed. car measured only six feet.  Nath said he didn't see Stabenow  because Stabenow was con , also said his vision was impaired   by a southbound car with bright lights.    Henry D. Stabenow was born in  McConnell March 25, 1876. He married Catherine Klontz. She died in  1930 and Mr. Stabenow later  married her sister. Zoa Klontz.   He farmed in the McConnell area  until he retired in 1945 and moved  to Orangeville. - Surviving are his wife, Zoa, Orangeville; four daughters, Mrs.  Charles (Ruth) Klentz of Nora, l  UW 3 Orangeville Charles (Ruth) Klentz of Nora, Mrs. Floyd (Gertrude) Davis of Orangeville, Mrs. Lester (Sarah) Cross of McConnell, and Mrs. Lura Van Matre of Freeport; five sons, Clarence of Winslow, Leroy of McConnell, Delbert of Orangeville, Glen of Martelle, Iowa, and Laverne, Warrensburg, Mo.    Also surviving are seven stepchildren: Mrs. Man'in (Hazel) Snippy v ,--of Orangeville, Mrs. Curt (Oresta)   Alf( Cole, of Orangeville, Mrs. Lloyd  (Orelda) Zunker of Cedarville and  (Orelda) Zunker of Cedarville and Mrs. Milton (Celia) Runkle and Leonard Stabenow of Forreston, Mrs. Robert (Verda) Sutton of Virginia, Mrs. Donald (Iris) Milligan McConnell. Other survivors include three brothers, James, New York, N. Y.; Albert, Freeport; Edward, McConnell; 18 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Three brothers and seven sisters preceded Mr. Stabenow in death. Friends may call at Burington- Cramer Funeral Home after 7:30 tonight. Funeral arrangements are being completed.


1961  Freeport Illinois   - LaVerne Stabenow, who lived most of his youth in the McConnell area, died suddenly this morning of a heart attack in his home at Warrensburg, Mo. He was born May 15, 1918, in McConnell,, the son of Henry and Catherine (Klontz) Stabenow. He moved to Missouri over 20 years ago and was employed by the Peoples National Bank at Warrensburg. Survivors include his wife, Faye; two children, Cheryl, and Phillip, both at home; four brothers, Leroy, Freeport, Clarence of Winslow, Delbert of Orangeville, and Glenn of Martelle, Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. Lura Van Matre of Freeport, Mrs. Gertrude Davis of Orangeville, and Mrs. Ruth Klentz and Mrs. Lester Cross, both of McConnell. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral arrangements are pending'


January 25, 1954

Mrs. Henry De Frane, 67, ft lifelong resident of Freeport, died in a local hospital at noon today after a month's Illness.  The former Pauline Wienand was born In Freeport Feb. 8, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wienand and was educated in local schools. She was married to Henry De Frane, who died in 1941. Three daughters and six sons survive, Mrs. Amanda Norde, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Irene Ruin, Mrs. Cletus Kirchberg, Edward, Ralph, Carl and Lloyd De Frane, all of Freeport; Harry, of Davenport, Iowa; Clarence, of Holcomb. There are 12 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. A sister and four brothers also survive, Mrs. August Hoeischer, August and William Wienand, all of Freeport: Fred Wlenand, Chicago; Arthur Wienand, Pontiac, Mich. Her parents, a daughter and two brothers died previously. Funeral service will be held in the Walker Mortuary at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. C. H. Uthlaut, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in City Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p.m. Tuesday

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