Verna Jessie <I>Brewer</I> Hillegonds

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Verna Jessie Brewer Hillegonds

  • Birth 31 Dec 1885 Lake County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 14 Jun 1981 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 123033201

In June 1900 Verna Brewer (14 y, born in December 1885 in Indiana), her father Edward Brewer (44, June 1856, Ohio, operator), her mother Roxana (38, February 1862, Pennsylvania), her sister Hariette (11, January 1889, Indiana), her brother Charles (8, November 1892, Indiana) and her maternal grandmother Mrs. Rebeca Robinson (72, June 1828, Massachusetts) lived at an own home in St. John Township, Lake County, Indiana.

In 1910 Verna (24), her father E C Brewer (54), her mother Roxana (48), her siblings Harriet (21), Charles H (18) and Arthur C (9, Indiana) lived in (still) St John, Lake County, Indiana.

Verna and Gerrit Jacob Hillegonds had on 9 October 1914 son Clarence, in the city of Dubuque, located along the Mississippi River in the utter east of Iowa and at the junction of the three states Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, a region locally known as the Tri-State Area Iowa, son Clarence.

In June 1917 Verna lived with the fireman Gerrit Jacob Hillegonds and their children at 508 Cleveland Ave in Dubuque City, Dubuque County, Iowa.

In 1920 Verna (34, Indiana), her husband Gerrit Hillegonds (27, Illinois) and their son Clarence (5, Iowa) lived in Ward 4 of Dubuque, Iowa.

On 14 May 1921 Verna Brewer and Gerrit J Hillegonds in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa daughter Edith.

In April 1940 Verna (54), her husband Gerrit Hillegonds (47, working at the meter service of an electric company) and their daughter Edith (18, Iowa) lived at an own home, worth $2000, at Main Street in Glenwood, Bloom Township, south of Thornton Township and Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. They lived in 1935 at the same house. Two houses further on their son Clarence (25, Iowa, teacher at a public school) lived with his wife Helen (20, Minnesota) at a rented home.

In 1942 the family Hillegonds was still living in Glenwood. Her husband Gerrit Jacob was then working at the Public Service of Harvey Town, Cook County.

Verna Jessie Hillegonds died in June 1981 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 95 years. Gerrit Jacob Hillegonds died in December 1983 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas at the age of 91 years. His last place of residence was Garland, Dallas County, Texas.

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  • Maintained by: Peter Hakze
  • Originally Created by: Glenda Barry
  • Added: 9 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123033201
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Verna Jessie Brewer Hillegonds (31 Dec 1885–14 Jun 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123033201, citing Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Peter Hakze (contributor 47703868) .