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Betty Lou Varney

Female 1924 - 2011  (86 years)


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  1. 1.  Betty Lou Varney was born 1 Sep 1924, Cook County, Illinois (daughter of William John Varney and Anntoniette Agnes Muller); died 5 Feb 2011; was buried St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1940, 916 South Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois

    Betty — Fred Russell "Bud" Knol. Fred (son of George Nicholas Knol and Florence Van Dahm) was born 3 May 1919, Cicero, Cook County, Illinois; died 14 Aug 2006; was buried Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Will County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Sandra Jeanne "Sandy" Knol was born 15 Jun 1950.
    2. Russell Alan "Rusty" Knol was born 4 Aug 1953.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William John VarneyWilliam John Varney was born 18 Sep 1899, Illinois (son of John Joseph Varney and Ida J. Buttlar); died 4 Oct 1954, Cook County, Illinois; was buried Irving Park.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 5 Jun 1900, 486 South Robey Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 19 Apr 1910, 2543 Lexington Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 2 Jan 1920, 4047 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 9 Apr 1930, 916 South Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 1940, 916 South Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois

    William married Anntoniette Agnes Muller 19 Jun 1920, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Anntoniette (daughter of Charles Maurice Mueller and Louis Blumer) was born 9 Sep 1894, Illinois; died 24 Dec 1942, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Anntoniette Agnes MullerAnntoniette Agnes Muller was born 9 Sep 1894, Illinois (daughter of Charles Maurice Mueller and Louis Blumer); died 24 Dec 1942, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois.
    Children:
    1. 1. Betty Lou Varney was born 1 Sep 1924, Cook County, Illinois; died 5 Feb 2011; was buried St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois.
    2. William J. "Bill" Varney, Jr. was born 30 Jan 1932, Cook County, Illinois; died 30 Mar 2010.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Joseph VarneyJohn Joseph Varney was born 28 Mar 1872, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (son of Basile Vernier, dit Ladouceur and Malvina Célérier, dit Roch); died 27 Apr 1947, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 30 Apr 1947, Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: four years; according to 1910 census
    • Emigration: 1879, French Canada to Chicago
    • Census: 4 Jun 1880, 98 Foster Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • First Communion: 24 May 1883, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Occupation: 18 Apr 1895, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Plumber
    • Census: 9 Jun 1900, 781 West 12th Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 19 Apr 1910, 2543 Lexington Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Occupation: 19 Apr 1910, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; shipping clerk for wholesale tailor
    • Census: 2 Jan 1920, 4047 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 9 Apr 1930, 916 South Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois
    • Naturalization: 17 Mar 1939, 916 South Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; Certification no. P.175374-cn.4586148
    • Census: 1940, 916 South Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois

    Notes:

    First Communion name Ernest Ladouceur on 24 May 1883 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
    Naturalization papers signed 17 March 1939.
    5 feet 4 inches, 126 pounds
    grey hair, brown eyes
    Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, lot number 6'-949 pt.9 section Elm Grove.

    John married Ida J. Buttlar 6 Oct 1894, 492 Hermitage Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Ida (daughter of Charles Buttlar and Lena Rost) was born 26 Jun 1875, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died 16 Jan 1947, West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 18 Jan 1947, Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Ida J. ButtlarIda J. Buttlar was born 26 Jun 1875, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (daughter of Charles Buttlar and Lena Rost); died 16 Jan 1947, West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 18 Jan 1947, Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 10 Jun 1880, 295 Morgan Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 5 Jun 1900, 486 South Robey Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 19 Apr 1910, 2543 Lexington Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 2 Jan 1920, 4047 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 9 Apr 1930, 916 South Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 1940, 916 South Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois

    Notes:

    VARNEY, JOHN J BUTTLER, IDA 10/06/1894 / 223813 COOK

    Children:
    1. Lester Richard Varney was born 18 Apr 1895, Hastings Street & Robey Road, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died 21 Aug 1948, 1130 South Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 24 Aug 1948, Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois.
    2. 2. William John Varney was born 18 Sep 1899, Illinois; died 4 Oct 1954, Cook County, Illinois; was buried Irving Park.
    3. Arthur Raymond Varney was born 15 Apr 1902, Illinois; died 3 Aug 1967, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois.

  3. 6.  Charles Maurice Mueller was born 25 Dec 1846, Rorschach, Canton St. Gallen, Switzerland (son of John Mueller and Mary Keller); died 7 Mar 1922, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 10 Mar 1922, St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • AFN: 1BJD-8TK
    • Also Known As: Mueller

    Notes:

    Had 15 kids, 4 daughters 11 sons. 12 lived.
    Lived in Switzerland. Place of birth not confirmed.
    Came through Ellis Island.
    Drew maps of Chicago.
    Kicked by horse crossing State Street. Died of gangreen.
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    Reference:
    Batch #: C819354, Source Call #: 1116438
    Jérôme Voirgard, jvoirgard@infomedia.lu, 30 December 1998.

    Charles married Louis Blumer Abt 1874. Louis was born Oct 1859, Valparaiso, Indiana; died Bef 1921, Peoria, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Louis BlumerLouis Blumer was born Oct 1859, Valparaiso, Indiana; died Bef 1921, Peoria, Illinois.

    Notes:

    From Germany.
    Parents jewelers in Switzerland?

    Children:
    1. Helen Miller was born Jul 1878, Wisconsin.
    2. Otto Miller was born Jul 1882, Wisconsin.
    3. Eugene Edwin Miller was born 30 Jun 1883, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    4. Genevive Miller was born Sep 1885, Illinois.
    5. Lucile Miller was born Sep 1886, Illinois.
    6. Muriel Miller was born May 1888, Illinois.
    7. John Miller was born Dec 1890, Illinois.
    8. Maria Ellezabet Mueller was born 2 Feb 1891, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
    9. Leo Miller was born Mar 1892, Illinois.
    10. Frances Teresa "Tessie" Miller was born 26 Jun 1893, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died 15 Mar 1990, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.
    11. 3. Anntoniette Agnes Muller was born 9 Sep 1894, Illinois; died 24 Dec 1942, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois.
    12. Hattie G. Miller was born 10 Sep 1897, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died 1984.
    13. Anna Miller was born Aug 1898, Illinois.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Basile Vernier, dit LadouceurBasile Vernier, dit Ladouceur was born 1843, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (son of Joseph Basile Vernier, dit Ladouceur and Marie Emiline Sigoin); died 17 Aug 1897, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Basile Varney, Baszil Ladouseur, John Varney
    • Census: 1851, Deux Montagnes County, Quebec, Canada
    • Census: 4 Jun 1880, 98 Foster Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Occupation: 4 Jun 1880, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Carpenter
    • Census: 9 Jun 1900, 781 West 12th Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

    Notes:

    Family tradition says Bauzil came from Normandy, France with mother. Father stayed in France. Met wife on boat.

    Basile married Malvina Célérier, dit Roch 28 Aug 1865, Notre-Dame-de-Montréal, Montréal, Canada. Malvina (daughter of Joseph Zéphirin Célérier, dit Roch and Marie Magdeleine Favreau) was born Abt 1847, Boucherville, Chambly County, Quebec, Canada; died 20 Mar 1909, 1249 W. Congress St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 23 Mar 1909, Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Malvina Célérier, dit RochMalvina Célérier, dit Roch was born Abt 1847, Boucherville, Chambly County, Quebec, Canada (daughter of Joseph Zéphirin Célérier, dit Roch and Marie Magdeleine Favreau); died 20 Mar 1909, 1249 W. Congress St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 23 Mar 1909, Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1851, Boucherville, Chambly County, Quebec, Canada
    • Census: 4 Jun 1880, 98 Foster Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 9 Jun 1900, 781 West 12th Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

    Children:
    1. N. Joseph Varney was born 1869, Canada; died 12 Jul 1881, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.
    2. 4. John Joseph Varney was born 28 Mar 1872, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died 27 Apr 1947, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 30 Apr 1947, Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois.
    3. Burnadette "Leffie" Varney was born May 1877, Canada.
    4. George Joseph Varney was born 1880, Illinois.
    5. Eva M. Varney was born 15 Aug 1882, Illinois; died 5 Dec 1977, Genesee County, Michigan.
    6. Malvina Ella Varney was born 1884, Illinois; died 26 May 1963; was buried Saint Boniface Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

  3. 10.  Charles Buttlar was born Abt 1842, Germany; died 10 Oct 1896, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 11 Oct 1896, Forest Home Cemetery, German Waldheim section, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Naturalization: 1868, Omaha, Nebraska; Declared intention according to 1892 Cook County, Illinois voter registration file
    • Occupation: 1875/1876, Ashland Avenue & 16th, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Tinner
    • Occupation: 1880, 295 South Morgan Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Tinsmith
    • Census: 10 Jun 1880, 295 Morgan Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Occupation: 10 Jun 1880, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Machinest
    • Occupation: 1892, 294 South Morgan Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Tinner

    Notes:

    The 1892 voter registration lists our Charles Butler of 294 S. Morgan St. naturalized in Omaha 1868 and residing in Illinois 22 years earlier (1870). But an 1870 Chicago census for a Charles Butler can't be found.

    However, there is an 1870 census in O'Fallons (or North Platte), Harrison Township, Lincoln County, Nebraska for a 24 year old German (Hesse-Darmstadt) Chas Butler soldier accompanying a railroad surveying crew. The commanding officer listed on the previous census page is Captain Lester Walker.

    [NOTE: Buffalo Bill is listed at nearby Cottonwood Springs (Ft. McPherson) as Indian scout. His biography indicates "In 1868, Cody was again employed by the U.S. Army as a civilian scout and guide for the Fifth Cavalry. His experience and skills as a plainsman made him an invaluable tracker and fighter."]

    The following written by captain Fifth U. S. Cavalry and brevet major U. S. Army Lester Walker:

    "In May, 1869, the Fifth U. S. Cavalry arrived at Fort McPherson under General Carr. Eight companies were left here and four companies went to Sidney and Cheyenne. The government was surveying this county at that time and the troops were used to protect the surveyors. Large bands of Indians had left the reservation and were killing settlers and stealing horses. During the summer of 1869 the order from General Auger, commanding the department, was to clear the country of Indians between the Union Pacific and the Kansas Pacific. I was an officer of the Fifth U. S. Cavalry and was in command of the post at North Platte in 1869 and 1870, and was in all the Indian campaigns until I resigned in 1878."

    http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/pionrem/nepr0190.html

    Also in the above web page is and entry by BY MRS. SARAH CLAPP:

    "The coming of the railroad through the state, bringing thousands of settlers with household furnishings and machinery for tilling the soil, was of the greatest importance. It was concerning the guarding of that right of way that a writer for the Horse World has some interesting memories and devotes an article in a number in February, 1896, to the stories of Colonel W. F. Cody, Major Frank North, Captain Charles Morse, Captain Luther North, Captain Fred Mathews, and my father, Captain S. E. Cushing. The correspondent was under my father, in Company B, during one of the scouting expeditions, when the company was sent to guard O'Fallon's Bluffs, west of Fort McPherson on the Union Pacific. He tells much more of camp activities and of his initiation into border life than of the skirmishes or scouting trips. He was fond of horses and tells of a memorable race in which a horse of Buffalo Bill's was beaten by my father's horse 'Jack.'"

    According to the following:

    http://www.historicomaha.com/frtomaha.htm

    "[Fort Omaha] Soldiers also participated in the protection of construction crews and mail coaches as well as assisting with road construction, telegraphic services and mapping."

    Fort Omaha was built in 1868 the year before our Charles filed for his naturalization intent.

    http://www.omahahistory.org/fort_omaha.htm

    It is likely that Fort Omaha would be a the place for this soldier to file for citizenship. Age 24 would make him born about 1846 instead of about 1842 that the1880 census and about 1843 in the 1896 death records for our Charles indicates. This type of discrepancy is not uncommon with census records.

    9 Oct 1871, Sheridan "called to this city [Chicago] companies A and K of the Ninth Infantry, from Omaha" for assistance in the Great Chicago Fire relief effort. It seems natural Sheridan would call upon troops that protected and worked with construction crews. They were relieved on 24 Oct 1871 once civil unrest did not materialize. Our Charles may have been in one of these companies, but was he infantry or cavalry?

    http://greatchicagofire.org/rescue-and-relief-library/military-rule-chicago

    The church where Charles and Lena (Rost) Buttlar were married 11 Feb 1872 is mentioned in the following as "apparently served as a first aid station during the Chicago Fire":

    http://users.rcn.com/cowdery/gethsemene.PDF

    Could this Charles Butler, serving as soldier in Nebraska during pioneer times, protecting railroad crew possibly with Buffalo Bill be our Charles Butler. These events make it a compelling story that this is our Charles Butler who met his future wife Lena after the outbreak of the Chicago Fire could be one and the same. However, such a story never was passed down through the generations. But then again, no one knew he was in Omaha either. Maybe his early death made it less likely these stories were passed down.

    More data is needed, however, before we can can confirm the connection. Fort McPherson records at the National Archives would be a start:

    http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/research/public/federal_finding_aids/ft_mcpherson.pdf

    Charles married Lena Rost 11 Feb 1872, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Lena (daughter of Lena Krost) was born 27 May 1849, Büren, Germany; died 27 Sep 1924, 2141 South Central Park Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 30 Sep 1924, Forest Home Cemetery, German Waldheim section, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Lena RostLena Rost was born 27 May 1849, Büren, Germany (daughter of Lena Krost); died 27 Sep 1924, 2141 South Central Park Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 30 Sep 1924, Forest Home Cemetery, German Waldheim section, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 1871, US
    • Census: 10 Jun 1880, 295 Morgan Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Naturalization: 1891; 29 years in country according to 1900 census
    • Census: 5 Jun 1900, 486 South Robey Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Occupation: 5 Jun 1900, 486 South Robey Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Washing
    • Census: 20 Apr 1910, 3324 Lexington Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Census: 2 Jan 1920, 4047 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    • Residence: 1923, 916 Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; Oak Park City Directory

    Notes:

    Is Lena short for Magdalena?

    Notes:

    http://users.rcn.com/cowdery/gethsemene.PDF

    Children:
    1. 5. Ida J. Buttlar was born 26 Jun 1875, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died 16 Jan 1947, West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 18 Jan 1947, Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois.
    2. Lillian Buttlar was born 16 Feb 1878, Illinois; died 21 Jun 1954, Sister Bay, Door County, Wisconsin; was buried 24 Jun 1954, Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois.
    3. Arthur C. Buttlar was born 28 Nov 1884, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died 21 Jul 1923, Robert Burns Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 24 Jul 1923, Bohemian National Cemetery, Cook County, Illinois.

  5. 12.  John Mueller was born Switzerland.

    John — Mary Keller. Mary was born Switzerland. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Mary Keller was born Switzerland.
    Children:
    1. 6. Charles Maurice Mueller was born 25 Dec 1846, Rorschach, Canton St. Gallen, Switzerland; died 7 Mar 1922, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; was buried 10 Mar 1922, St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois.