Sunday, March 09, 2008

William Peter Mohler

For now, this is the last post in my series attempting to identify the twelve children of Peter and Christina Wise and trace their descendants. Perhaps a descendant will see this or one of the other posts and leave a comment or contact me via email: kinexxions "at" gmail "dot" com

William Peter Mohler, son of John J. and Elmina (Wise) Mohler, was born on 29 May 1875 in Gilead, Miami County, Indiana, [1, 2, 3] died on 23 Nov 1943 in Cimarron Township, Meade County, Kansas [2, 4, 5] at age 68, and was buried in Atwater Cemetery, Meade County, Kansas. [2, 4]

William married Freda Meyer on 25 Apr 1903 in Meade County, Kansas. [2, 6] Freda was born on 07 Nov 1886 in Lake Creek, Benton County, Missouri, [7, 8] died on 06 Feb 1953 in Meade, Meade County, Kansas [2, 8, 9] at age 66, and was buried in Atwater Cemetery, Meade County, Kansas. [2, 8, 9]

The Mohler family was located in the following census records:
1905 Meade County, Kansas (Cimarron page 1 line 29)
1920 census for Meade County, Kansas (Cimarron Township page 5a)
1930 census for Meade County, Kansas (Cimarron Township page 1b)

Notice of William's death was published in the Meade Globe News, Meade, Kansas on Thursday, November 25, 1943. [5]
Wm. T. [sic] Mohler passed away at his home in Cimarron township at three o'clock Tuesday morning following a long illness with a heart ailment. Mr. Mohler was an old-timer of Meade county and had lived in Meade and Beaver counties for approximately sixty years. He is survived by his wife, Freda, and four married children. Short services at 2:00 will be held at the Funeral home here, followed by the regular services at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Nov. 25, in the Happy Hill school house.

The Fletcher Funeral home is in charge of arrangements and the Rev. Riley Hanson will conduct the funeral services. Burial will be at the Atwater cemetery.
His obituary was published in the Meade Globe News, Meade, Kansas on Thursday, December 2, 1943. [3]
William Peter Mohler, youngest son of John Jacob and Elmira Wise Mohler, was born May 29, 1875 at Gilead, Miami County, Ind. He moved to Kansas with his parents in 1885, settling in Meade County, where with his parents, he engaged in general farming and stock raising. On April 25, 1903, he was united in marriage to Freda A. Meyer.

To this union was born four children, all of whom survive: Perry Mohler of the home; Mrs. Ella Vanderpool, Forgan, Okla.; Mrs. Esther Rhodes, Meade; and Mrs. Rose Sherrid of Minneola. He departed this life Tuesday morning Nov. 23, 1942 [sic] at the age of 68 years, 5 months 24 days. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, four children, 13 grandchildren and a host of friends and other relatives.
The funeral notice for Freda Mohler was published in the Meade Globe News, Meade, Kansas on Thursday February 12, 1953. [8]
Funeral services for Mrs. William P. Mohler (Freda A. Meyer), 66, were conducted from the Church of the Nazarene here Sunday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. L. V. Payton, pastor, was in charge of the funeral service. Fidler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mohler passed away in the Meade hospital Friday from heart trouble, just 3 ½ hours after she had been taken there. Interment was in the Atwater cemetery south of the Meade State Lake.

Rev. Payton read the following obituary at the funeral service: Freda A. Meyer, daughter of Herman and Alice Meyer, was born Nov. 7, 1886, in Benton county, Mo. Departed this life in the Meade Hospital Feb. 6, 1953. Age 66 years 2 months and 30 days. When a child she was baptized. In 1900 she was confirmed by the St. John's Lutheran church here in Meade county, In 1950, during the ministray of Rev Steward Reed here, she united with the Church of the Nazarene, Meade, Kansas, of which she was a member when she was called to her reward in heaven.

She moved with her folks to Meade county in the Spring of 1889. Here she grew to womanhood. On April 25, 1903 she was married to Mr. William P. Mohler, and to this union were born four children - Perry Mohler, who lives on the old home place southwest of town where the deceased (Mrs. Freda Mohler) was still making her home at the time of her death, three daughters, Mrs. Ella Heinson, Mrs. Esther Rhodes of Meade, Kansas, and Mrs. Rose Sherrid, Dodge City, Kas. Her husband, William P. Mohler, father and mother, one sister, Maggie Cordes, one brother Henry Cordes, all preceded her in death.

There are left to mourn her passing fourteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Children of William Peter and Freda (Meyer) Mohler were:

1. Ella Elmina Mohler was born on 20 Jan 1904 in Meade County, Kansas [2] and died in 1994 in Meade County, Kansas [2] at age 90. Ella married Richard Barry Vanderpool on 19 Aug 1925 in Meade County, Kansas. [2] Richard was born on 02 Apr 1898 in Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma, [2] died on 17 Dec 1942 in Liberal, Seward County, Kansas [2] at age 44, and was buried in Elsie Chapel Cemetery, Meade County, Kansas. [2] Ella's second marriage, on 05 Nov 1950 in Meade, Kansas [2], was to Barthold John Heinson. B.J. Heinson (as he was known) was born on 31 Mar 1892 [2] and died on 20 Dec 1969 in Meade, Kansas [2]. He is buried in the Stone School Cemetery south of Meade. [2]

Children of Richard Barry and Ella Elmina (Mohler) Vanderpool were:

i. Iva Nell Vanderpool was born on 14 Mar 1926 in Meade County, Kansas [2, 14] and died on 09 Aug 1993 in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma [14] at age 67. Iva married Ronald Alonzo Seal. Ronald was born on 04 Jul 1911 in Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma [15] and died on 27 Jul 1998 in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma [15] at age 87.

ii. Freda Lenore Vanderpool was born on 13 Oct 1927 in Meade County, Kansas [2, 16, 17] and died on 24 Oct 2000 in Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma [2, 16, 17] at age 73. Freda married Preston Lee Thomas on 12 Feb 1947. [2] Preston was born on 25 Jan 1921 in Ocheltree, Texas. [2]

iii. Mary Lou Vanderpool was born on 26 Oct 1929 in Meade County, Kansas [2, 18] and died on 22 Jan 1984 in Jefferson County, Texas [18, 19] at age 54. Mary married Walter Lee Robinson on 08 Jun 1945 in Perryton, Ochiltree County, Texas. [20] Walter was born on 01 Jul 1928 in Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma, [2] died on 08 Mar 1962 [2] at age 33, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma. [2]

iv. Geraldine Esther Vanderpool was born on 09 Feb 1931 in Meade County, Kansas, [2] died on 06 Jul 1935 in Meade County, Kansas [2] at age 4, and was buried in Elsie Chapel Cemetery, Meade County, Kansas. [2]

v. Verna June Vanderpool was born on 06 Jun 1934 in Meade County, Kansas, [2] died on 03 Jul 1935 in Meade County, Kansas [2] at age 1, and was buried in Elsie Chapel Cemetery, Meade County, Kansas. [2]

vi. Shirley Rosetta Vanderpool was born on 20 Aug 1938 in Beaver County, Oklahoma [2] and died on 18 Feb 2000 in Meade County, Kansas [2] at age 61. Shirley married Larry Clair Sinclair on 24 Jan 1955 in Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico. [2] Larry was born on 15 Mar 1937 in Scott City, Scott County, Kansas [2] and died on 22 Apr 1983 in Liberal, Seward County, Kansas [2] at age 46. Shirley married John P. Staples on 01 Jun 1984, in Kingsville, Texas. [2]

vii. Son, still living. [2]

2. Esther Naomi Mohler was born on 20 Nov 1905 in Kansas [2, 10] and died on 28 Aug 1968 in Meade County, Kansas [2, 10] at age 62. Esther married Noel Jay Rhodes on 14 Nov 1925. Noel was born on 21 Jul 1902 [2, 11] and died on 10 Apr 1971 in Meade, Meade County, Kansas [2, 11] at age 68. They had five children, all still living.

3. Perry Orend Mohler was born on 11 Mar 1907 in Meade County, Kansas [2, 12] and died on 18 Jul 1975 in Meade County, Kansas [2, 12] at age 68. Perry married Thelma Fay Hale on 29 May 1937. [2] Thelma was born on 28 Apr 1918 in Aetna, Kansas. [2] They had two children, one son, Lewis Wayne Mohler, passed away in January 1996.

4. Rosetta R. Mohler was born on 24 Sep 1912 in Meade, Meade County, Kansas [2] and died on 31 Jan 1959 in Dodge City, Kansas [2] at age 46. Rosetta married Clell Leroy Sherrid on 21 Jul 1936. [2] Clell was born on 20 Aug 1916 [2, 13] and died in 1965 [13] at age 49. They had two children, both still living.

Footnotes:
[1] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10415.
[2] http://www.deaneckhoff.com/HTMLHistoryBook/Chap4/HBChap4.htm - H. Leonard Eckhoff and N. Dean Eckoff, An Eckhoff Family History : Chapter 4 Section 7 : The Family of Freda Ann Meyer and William Peter Mohler
[3] Obituary of William Peter Mohler published in the Meade Globe News, Meade, Kansas on Thursday, December 2, 1943 received from Janette Friesen February 29, 2008
[4] http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/meade/cem/meade_m.html Meade County, Kansas Cemetery Index. Mohler, William P. (1875-1943) Atwater Cemetery
[5] Obituary of William T. [sic] Mohler published in the Meade Globe News, Meade, Kansas on Thursday, November 25, 1943 received from Janette Friesen February 29, 2008
[6] http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/meade/Marriages.htm Meade County Marriages as compiled by the Meade County Genealogy Society. William Mohler to Freda Meyers on 25 Apr 1903 citing License No. 387 page 195
[7] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10375
[8] Obituary of Mrs. William P. Mohler (Freda A. Meyer) published in the Meade Globe News, Meade, Kansas on Thursday February 12, 1953 received from Janette Friesen February 29, 2008
[9] http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/meade/cem/meade_m.html Meade County, Kansas Cemetery Index. Mohler, Freda A. (1886-1953) Atwater Cemetery
[10] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10417
[11] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10433
[12] http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/meade/cem/meade_m.html Meade County, Kansas Cemetery Index. Mohler, Perry O. (Mar 11 1907 - Jul 18 1975) Atwater
[13] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10449
[14] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10421
[15] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10428
[16] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10422
[17] www.rootsweb.com Social Security Death Index
[18] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10423
[19] www.ancestry.com Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 Record of Mary Carrington
[20] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pfsco_2&id=I10423

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