Descendents of Heinrich Keller (1502-?)

 Descendants of Heinrich Keller

Generation No. 1

1.  HEINRICH1 KELLER was born 1502 in Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland, and died Aft. 1519 in Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

Child of HEINRICH KELLER is:

2.           i.           ANTHONY2 KELLER, b. Abt. 1519, Ruti, Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland; d. Aft. 1550, Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

Generation No. 2

2.  ANTHONY2 KELLER (HEINRICH1) was born Abt. 1519 in Ruti, Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland, and died Aft. 1550 in Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.  He married ANNA ANDI MEYER February 21, 1543/44 in Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.  She was born Abt. 1524 in Hoff, Baeretawil, Switzerland, and died Aft. 1550 in Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

Children of ANTHONY KELLER and ANNA MEYER are:

3.           i.           HANS JOHANNES3 KELLER, b. November 29, 1550, Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland; d. Aft. 1571.

ii.           MARTINUS KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

iii.           JACOBUS KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

iv.           ANNA KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

v.           VERENA KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

vi.           REGULA KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

Generation No. 3

3.  HANS JOHANNES3 KELLER (ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born November 29, 1550 in Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland, and died Aft. 1571.  He married (1) MADALEN ROSSHART BOSSHART February 25, 1570/71 in Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland, daughter of LIEHARD BOSSHART.  She was born 1560 in Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland, and died Aft. 1571.  He married (2) ANN BOSSHART August 23, 1601 in Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.    He married (3) ADELHEIT ERNY April 28, 1616.

Children of HANS KELLER and MADALEN BOSSHART are:

4.           i.           MADALENA4 KELLER, b. February 1580/81, Altorff, Zurich, Switzerland; d. Balm, Zurich, Switzerland.

ii.           SUSAN KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

iii.           ULRICH KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

iv.           GEORG KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

v.           FELIX KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

vi.           JOERG KELLER, b. Fehraltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

Generation No. 4

4.  MADALENA4 KELLER (HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born February 1580/81 in Altorff, Zurich, Switzerland, and died in Balm, Zurich, Switzerland.  She married JACOB HIRZEL August 02, 1601 in Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland.  He was born 1581 in Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland, and died 1634 in Balm, Zurich, Switzerland.

Children of MADALENA KELLER and JACOB HIRZEL are:

5.           i.           HEINRICH HANS5 HIRZEL, b. February 1618/19, Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland; d. June 23, 1663, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

ii.           HANS JACOB HIRZEL, b. Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland.

iii.           BARBEL HIRZEL, b. Hochfalden, Hittnau, Zurich, Switerland.

iv.           HANS FELIX HIRZEL, b. Balm, Zurich, Switzerland.

v.           JACOB JR. HIRZEL, b. Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland.

vi.           ANNA HIRZEL, b. Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland.

vii.           MARX HIRZEL, b. Hochfalden, Hittnau, Zurich, Switerland.

viii.           URSELI HIRZEL, b. Balm, Zurich, Switzerland.

ix.           ELISABETH HIRZEL, b. Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland.

Generation No. 5

5.  HEINRICH HANS5 HIRZEL (MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born February 1618/19 in Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland, and died June 23, 1663 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.  He married MARIA STEINER January 12, 1645/46 in Solothurn, Luesslingen, Switzerland, daughter of UNKNOWN STEINER and MARIA FREY.  She was born 1621 in Batterskingen, Bern, Switzerland, and died June 23, 1663 in Reihen, Baden, Palatine, Germany.

Children of HEINRICH HIRZEL and MARIA STEINER are:

6.           i.           CLEMENS6 HIRZEL, b. February 20, 1658/59, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany; d. March 25, 1707, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

ii.           CATHARINA HIRZEL, b. Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland.

iii.           VERENA HIRZEL, b. Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland.

iv.           HANS HEIRICH HIRZEL, b. Pfaffikon, Zurich, Switzerland.

v.           ANNA HIRZEL, b. May 29, 1654, Heidelberg, Reihen, Baden, Germany.

vi.           MARIA BARBARA HIRZEL, b. December 28, 1656, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

Generation No. 6

6.  CLEMENS6 HIRZEL (HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born February 20, 1658/59 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany, and died March 25, 1707 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.  He married ANNA SINTER November 23, 1680 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany, daughter of HANS SINTER and MARGARETHA NAYER.  She was born March 20, 1663/64 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany, and died November 12, 1738 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

Children of CLEMENS HIRZEL and ANNA SINTER are:

7.           i.           ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, b. September 24, 1702, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany; d. August 1763, Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

ii.           HANS HEINRICH HIRZEL, b. September 25, 1681, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

iii.           HANS GEORGE HIRZEL, b. May 30, 1686, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

iv.           MARIA ESTHER HIRZEL, b. May 09, 1688, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

v.           CHRISTOPH STOFFEL HIRZEL, b. November 1690, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

vi.           HANS JONAS HIRZEL, b. June 01, 1694, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

vii.           ANNA CHRISTINA HIRZEL, b. February 03, 1696/97, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

viii.           MARIA MARGRETHA HIRZEL, b. December 27, 1699, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

ix.           JOHANN JACOB HIRZEL, b. December 27, 1699, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

x.           HANS ULRICH HIRZEL, b. August 21, 1705, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

Generation No. 7

7.  ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL (CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born September 24, 1702 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany, and died August 1763 in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania.  She married JOHAN LEIB November 02, 1724 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.  He was born August 05, 1696 in Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany, and died January 01, 1754 in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

Children of ANNA HIRZEL and JOHAN LEIB are:

i.           JOHAN JONAS8 LEIB, b. November 30, 1725, Reihen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

ii.           ESTHER LEIB, b. 1728.

iii.           MARGARET LEIB, b. 1730.

iv.           ELIZABETH LEIB, b. 1732.

v.           JOHANN GOTTFRIED LEIB, b. 1734.

8.           vi.           SUSANNA CATHERINE LEIB, b. March 05, 1738/39, Lancaster, York County, Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1805, York, York County, Pennsylvania.

vii.           MARIA BARBARA LEIB, b. June 15, 1743.

Generation No. 8

8.  SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB (ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born March 05, 1738/39 in Lancaster, York County, Pennsylvania, and died Bef. 1805 in York, York County, Pennsylvania.  She married JOHAN SEBASTIAN WEIGEL Abt. 1756 in Pennsylvania, son of JOHANNES WEIGEL and ANNA TRIDDELL.  He was born Abt. 1733 in Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and died January 17, 1807 in Botts Town, York County, Pennsylvania.

Children of SUSANNA LEIB and JOHAN WEIGEL are:

9.           i.           ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, b. June 15, 1757, York, York County, Pennsylvania; d. 1820, Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio.

ii.           ANNA MARGRETH WEIGEL, b. December 09, 1759, Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

iii.           MARIA SABINA WEIGEL, b. June 16, 1761.

iv.           JULIANA WEIGEL, b. June 17, 1763, West Manchester, York County, Pennsylvania.

v.           MARIA ELIZABETH WEIGEL, b. June 28, 1765.

vi.           SUSANNAH WEIGEL, b. March 25, 1770.

vii.           MAGDALENA WEIGEL, b. January 15, 1774.

viii.           PETER WEIGEL, b. September 21, 1776.

ix.           HENRICH WEIGEL, b. May 10, 1780.

x.           ANNA MARIA WEIGEL, b. 1782.

Generation No. 9

9.  ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL (SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born June 15, 1757 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, and died 1820 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio.  She married JOHANNES MICHAEL HOBLIT 1770 in York County, Pennsylvania, son of JOHN HOBLITZELL.  He was born 1755 in Alsace Lorraine, Germany, and died May 03, 1795 in Woodford County, Kentucky.

Children of ANNA WEIGEL and JOHANNES HOBLIT are:

10.           i.           ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, b. 1771, Fayette County, Kentucky; d. August 26, 1839, Clinton County, Ohio.

ii.           BOSTON HOBLIT, b. February 13, 1774, Kentucky; d. March 03, 1859.

iii.           SAMUEL HOBLIT, b. Abt. 1776, Kentucky.

iv.           MAGDALENA MARY HOBLIT, b. October 25, 1778, Kentucky.

v.           JOHN HOBLIT, b. March 22, 1781, Kentucky; d. September 05, 1844.

vi.           MARGARET HOBLIT, b. 1782, Kentucky.

vii.           WILLIAM HOBLIT, b. April 19, 1783, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; d. 1871, Liberty, Clinton County, Ohio.

viii.           KATHERINE HOBLIT, b. 1785, Pennsylvania.

ix.           DAVID HOBLIT, b. December 08, 1787, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; d. February 1871.

x.           SARAH HOBLIT, b. June 04, 1786, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; d. July 13, 1859, Illinois.

Generation No. 10

10.  ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT (ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born 1771 in Fayette County, Kentucky, and died August 26, 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio.  She married TIMOTHY NATHANIEL BENNET 1789 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  He was born November 27, 1765 in New Jersey, and died November 24, 1826 in Union, Clinton County, Ohio.

Children of ELIZABETH HOBLIT and TIMOTHY BENNET are:

i.           MICHAEL HOBLIT11 BENNET, b. December 20, 1789, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky; d. July 13, 1834, Tazewell County, Illinois.

ii.           PHOEBE BENNET, b. December 04, 1791, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky; d. November 20, 1876, Sabina, Clinton County, Ohio; m. ELISHA DOAN, December 15, 1808, Highland, Ohio.

iii.           MARY BENNET, b. April 16, 1793, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky; d. March 15; m. DANIEL MILLS.

iv.           CATHERINE BENNET, b. March 15, 1795, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky; m. JOSEPH DOAN.

v.           SARAH BENNET, b. April 01, 1797, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM ROBERDS.

vi.           NATHANIEL BENNET, b. February 25, 1799, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky; d. May 28, 1870, Tazewell County, Illinois.

11.           vii.           AMY BENNET, b. January 30, 1801, Virginia Military District Lat, Montgomery County, Ohio; d. September 11, 1861, Hittle, Tazewell County, Illinois.

viii.           MARGARET BENNET, b. November 19, 1802, Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio; d. January 24, 1828; m. ISAAC FISHER, October 11, 1820, Clinton County, Ohio; b. November 14, 1800, Washburn, Illinois.

12.           ix.           KEZIAH BENNET, b. January 04, 1804, Clinton County, Ohio; d. December 20, 1876, Tazewell County, Illinois.

x.           BABY BENNET, b. Abt. 1806.

xi.           ELIZABETH BENNET, b. February 08, 1807; d. April 11, 1845; m. ELIAS ROBARDS, March 01, 1826, Clinton County, Ohio.

xii.           EUNICE BENNET, b. February 21, 1809, Clinton County, Ohio; m. ISAAC FISHER, January 24, 1828, Clinton County, Ohio; b. November 14, 1800, Washburn, Illinois.

xiii.           WILLIAM BENNET, b. February 27, 1809, Clinton County, Ohio; d. April 01, 1810, Clinton County, Ohio.

xiv.           AMELIA BENNET, b. November 03, 1811, Clinton County, Ohio; d. August 16, 1848; m. WILLIAM CUSTISE.

xv.           TIMOTHY BENNET, b. April 19, 1813, Clinton County, Ohio; d. February 06, 1872, Neponset, Burea County, Illinois; m. ELIZABETH RUSSELL, August 10, 1832, Clinton County, Ohio.

xvi.           JOHN BENNET, b. November 20, 1816.

Generation No. 11

11.  AMY11 BENNET (ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born January 30, 1801 in Virginia Military District Lat, Montgomery County, Ohio, and died September 11, 1861 in Hittle, Tazewell County, Illinois.  She married JAMES FISHER May 28, 1818, son of MOLESTON FISHER and SUSANNAH MOON.  He was born September 09, 1797 in Guilford County, North Carolina, and died October 22, 1844.

Children of AMY BENNET and JAMES FISHER are:

i.           LYDIA12 FISHER.

ii.           SUSANNA FISHER, d. August 14, 1890.

iii.           MARY JANE FISHER, b. May 13, 1813, Dillion, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. September 12, 1838.

iv.           ELIZABETH FISHER, b. May 12, 1822, Dillion, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. September 1904.

v.           JESSE FISHER, b. January 28, 1824; d. March 21, 1899, Pawnee City, Nebraska.

vi.           ISAAC FISHER, b. November 01, 1825, Huenne, California.

vii.           MARTHA FISHER, b. July 10, 1827, Normal, Illinois.

viii.           EMILY FISHER, b. January 20, 1829, Armington, Illinois.

ix.           LOUISA FISHER, b. 1830, Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. 1908.

13.           x.           STEPHAN FISHER, b. August 20, 1832, Elm Grove, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. January 15, 1923, Illinois.

xi.           ELVIRA FISHER, b. 1847, Normal, Illinois.

xii.           JAMES L. FISHER, b. 1849, Illinois.

xiii.           AMANDA FISHER, b. Abt. 1850.

12.  KEZIAH11 BENNET (ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born January 04, 1804 in Clinton County, Ohio, and died December 20, 1876 in Tazewell County, Illinois.  She married CALEB BRIGHT October 20, 1825 in Clinton County, Ohio, son of HENRY BRIGHT and MARY.  He was born March 16, 1800 in North Carolina, and died October 10, 1864 in Tazewell County, Illinois.

Children of KEZIAH BENNET and CALEB BRIGHT are:

i.           BETHENIA12 BRIGHT, b. August 20, 1826, Illinois; d. December 30, 1856; m. MACKLIN D. DAVIS, August 05, 1844, Tazewell County, Illinois.

ii.           JOHN F. BRIGHT, b. February 18, 1828, Illinois; d. February 20, 1853; m. ELIZABETH SPARROW, February 1846, Tazewell County, Illinois.

iii.           ELIZABETH ELLEN BRIGHT, b. December 28, 1829; d. November 11, 1856; m. FELIX G. SPARROW, September 18, 1848, Tazewell County, Illinois.

14.           iv.           ISAAC BRIGHT, b. April 25, 1831, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. November 05, 1864, Florence, South Carolina (soon after escaping or being transferred  from Andersonville Prison).

v.           HARVEY BRIGHT, b. July 09, 1834, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. May 28, 1887, Fremont, Tazewell County, Illinois.

15.           vi.           MARY ELIZABETH BRIGHT, b. March 12, 1837, Shubert, Nebraska; d. March 13, 1907, Wakarusa, Shawnee County, Kansas.

vii.           ALFRED BRIGHT, b. March 16, 1839, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. 1851.

16.           viii.           CHARLES EDWARD BRIGHT, b. April 22, 1841, Tremont, Tazewell County,  Ilinois; d. July 31, 1931, Stella, Richardson County, Nebraska.

17.           ix.           LEVI BRIGHT, b. May 30, 1843, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. April 15, 1922, Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.

x.           ANNA BRIGHT, b. November 09, 1845, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. April 16, 1848, Tazewell County, Illinois.

18.           xi.           CALEB BRIGHT JR., b. March 12, 1849, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. March 28, 1937, Talala, Rogers County, Oklahoma.

Generation No. 12

13.  STEPHAN12 FISHER (AMY11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born August 20, 1832 in Elm Grove, Tazewell County, Illinois, and died January 15, 1923 in Illinois.  He married NANCY HATFIELD June 11, 1851 in Tazewell County, Illinois, daughter of AARON HATFIELD and SARAH PRICE.  She was born 1830 in Tazewell County, Illinois, and died April 01, 1908 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois.

Children of STEPHAN FISHER and NANCY HATFIELD are:

i.           JAMES ALBERT13 FISHER, b. January 27, 1853, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. 1951.

ii.           ALPHEUS A. FISHER, b. August 21, 1855, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. June 28, 1901.

19.           iii.           SARAH FISHER, b. January 19, 1858, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. February 25, 1925, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

iv.           MARY FISHER, b. October 18, 1861.

v.           STEPHEN ELMER FISHER, b. March 24, 1865, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. September 02, 1883.

vi.           MARTHA F. FISHER, b. August 04, 1868; d. March 04, 1897.

14.  ISAAC12 BRIGHT (KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born April 25, 1831 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, and died November 05, 1864 in Florence, South Carolina (soon after escaping or being transferred  from Andersonville Prison).  He married CATHERINE PROBASCO May 24, 1849 in Tazewell County, Illinois, daughter of FRANCIS PROBASCO and MARGARET HIGGINS.  She was born September 01, 1823 in Virginia, and died November 09, 1895 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois.

Children of ISAAC BRIGHT and CATHERINE PROBASCO are:

i.           CHARLES13 BRIGHT, b. April 01, 1850, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. December 16, 1916, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois.

20.           ii.           ALBERT ERNEST BRIGHT, b. May 22, 1852, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. January 24, 1930, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota.

iii.           MARY E. BRIGHT, b. July 24, 1855, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. January 28, 1857, Tazewell County, Illinois.

21.           iv.           JAMES L. BRIGHT, b. June 06, 1857, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. 1906, Tazewell County, Illinois.

v.           SARAH E. BRIGHT, b. January 13, 1859, Hopedale, Tazewell, Illinois; d. September 24, 1859, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois.

vi.           WILLIAM F. BRIGHT, b. April 08, 1860, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois.

vii.           JOHN H. BRIGHT, b. October 08, 1861, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. Peoria, Illinios.

Mary Elizabeth (Bright) and Benjamin F. Vawter Family

15.  MARY ELIZABETH12 BRIGHT (KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born March 12, 1837 in Shubert, Nebraska, and died March 13, 1907 in Wakarusa, Shawnee County, Kansas.  She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN VAWTER September 29, 1856 in Shubert, Nebraksa (possibly), son of JEPHTHA VAWTER and SARAH FOSTER.  He was born February 10, 1835, and died January 13, 1916.

Children of MARY BRIGHT and BENJAMIN VAWTER are:

i.           CLARA RUTH13 VAWTER.

22.           ii.           BETHENA ELLEN VAWTER, b. December 16, 1857, Tazewell County; d. December 20, 1942.

23.           iii.           AMY CATHERINE VAWTER, b. August 15, 1859, Tazewell County; d. November 10, 1942, Wakarusa, Kansas.

24.           iv.           CHARLES HENRY VAWTER, b. October 28, 1861, Tazewell County; d. December 09, 1938.

16.  CHARLES EDWARD12 BRIGHT (KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born April 22, 1841 in Tremont, Tazewell County,  Ilinois, and died July 31, 1931 in Stella, Richardson County, Nebraska.  He married RACHEL ELIZABETH MCDERMED January 22, 1862 in Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinios, daughter of JAMES MCDERMED and RACHEL MILLER.  She was born August 10, 1840 in Elizabethtowne on the Brandeyne, (now Indianapolis), Marion County, Indiana, and died May 13, 1939 in Stella, Richardson County, Nebraska.

Charles and Rachel Bright Family

Children of CHARLES BRIGHT and RACHEL MCDERMED are:

25.           i.           LAURA JANE13 BRIGHT, b. July 19, 1863, Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. March 04, 1952, Maryville, Missouri.

ii.           MARY ALICE BRIGHT, b. January 02, 1865, Tremont, Illinois; d. May 22, 1939, Shubert, Nebraska.

26.           iii.           CLARISSA ELLEN BRIGHT, b. January 28, 1867, Tremont, Illinois; d. November 05, 1960, Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.

27.           iv.           CORA VIOLA BRIGHT, b. January 03, 1869, Tremont, Tazewell County,  Illinois; d. October 23, 1970, Falls City, Nebraska.

28.           v.           AMY CATHERINE BRIGHT, b. April 11, 1871, Stella, Nebraska; d. August 10, 1972, Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.

29.           vi.           NORMAN SYLVESTER BRIGHT, b. December 02, 1873, Stella, Nebraska; d. March 19, 1956, Shubert, Nebraska.

30.           vii.           CHARLES EDGAR BRIGHT, b. October 28, 1877, Stella, Nebraska; d. April 21, 1965, Humboldt, Nebraska.

31.           viii.           ARTHUR LESLIE BRIGHT, b. September 10, 1880, Stella, Nebraska; d. December 11, 1951, Salinas, California.

32.           ix.           CLARENCE EUGENE BRIGHT, b. December 06, 1882, Stella, Nebraska; d. July 15, 1956, Falls City, Nebraska.

Levi and Ruth Bright Family

17.  LEVI12 BRIGHT (KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born May 30, 1843 in Tazewell County, Illinois, and died April 15, 1922 in Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.  He married RUTH FORWARD September 28, 1864 in Tazewell County, Illinois.  She was born February 22, 1845, and died September 12, 1925.

Children of LEVI BRIGHT and RUTH FORWARD are:

33.           i.           LILLIE A.13 BRIGHT, b. June 18, 1865; d. November 23, 1891.

34.           ii.           JOSEPH EDWARD BRIGHT, b. May 01, 1867.

35.           iii.           MARY R. BRIGHT, b. September 01, 1871.

36.           iv.           KIZZIE E. BRIGHT, b. June 15, 1874.

37.           v.           LEVI ERNEST BRIGHT, b. October 27, 1880.

vi.           RUTH R. BRIGHT, b. August 03, 1883; d. February 16, 1884.

Caleb Jr. and Martha Bright Family

18.  CALEB BRIGHT12 JR. (KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born March 12, 1849 in Tazewell County, Illinois, and died March 28, 1937 in Talala, Rogers County, Oklahoma.  He married MARTHA ANN DENNY November 27, 1866 in Tazewell County, Illinois.  She was born June 16, 1848, and died November 27, 1905.

Children of CALEB JR. and MARTHA DENNY are:

i.           ELMER ELSWORTH13 BRIGHT, b. January 30, 1868.

ii.           ROSEY BELL BRIGHT, b. December 27, 1869; d. March 04, 1894; m. BEN DIKEMAN; d. December 21, 1893.

38.           iii.           ERNEST EUGENE BRIGHT, b. December 31, 1871; d. 1969.

Myrtle Bright

iv.           IDA MAE BRIGHT, b. December 31, 1874; d. December.

v.           MARY ALICE BRIGHT, b. October 15, 1876; d. February 02, 1921.

vi.           WALTER HENRY BRIGHT, b. December 22, 1878; d. February 10, 1882.

vii.           CORA ELNER BRIGHT, b. February 07, 1881; d. December 26, 1943.

viii.           CHARLES ANDREW BRIGHT, b. February 27, 1883.

ix.           MAUDE LOUIE BRIGHT, b. May 17, 1884, Culbertson, Franklin County, Nebraska; d. May 05, 1962, Nowata, Oklahoma; m. HARVEY WINDBERT HERMAN, March 26, 1901, Talala, Rogers County, Oklahoma; b. November 13, 1881, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; d. October 24, 1955, Talala, Rogers County, Oklahoma.

x.           PETER BRIGHT, b. March 02, 1887.

xi.           ARVINE BRIGHT, b. February 22, 1889; d. January 04, 1929.

xii.           MYRTLE BRIGHT, b. May 10, 1892; d. September 11, 1893.

Generation No. 13

19.  SARAH13 FISHER (STEPHAN12, AMY11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born January 19, 1858 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, and died February 25, 1925 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  She married ALBERT ERNEST BRIGHT March 28, 1878 in Tazewell County, Illinois, son of ISAAC BRIGHT and CATHERINE PROBASCO.  He was born May 22, 1852 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, and died January 24, 1930 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota.

Children of SARAH FISHER and ALBERT BRIGHT are:

i.           ELSIE MAUDE14 BRIGHT, b. January 19, 1879, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. February 22, 1955, California.

ii.           CORA EDITH BRIGHT, b. January 13, 1883, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. July 02, 1974, Seattle, King County, Washington.

iii.           LAWRENCE MELVIN BRIGHT, b. August 30, 1885, Hopedale, Tazewell, Illinois; d. July 04, 1974, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington; m. CORA ETHEL GRAY, April 14, 1913, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa; b. December 21, 1886, Whiting, Monona County, Iowa; d. May 06, 1974.

iv.           JESSE SCOTT BRIGHT, b. July 22, 1893, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois; d. October 1983, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

v.           LELA IMO BRIGHT, b. June 17, 1897, Hopedale, Tazewell, Illinois; d. November 09, 1985.

20.  ALBERT ERNEST13 BRIGHT (ISAAC12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born May 22, 1852 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, and died January 24, 1930 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota.  He married SARAH FISHER March 28, 1878 in Tazewell County, Illinois, daughter of STEPHAN FISHER and NANCY HATFIELD.  She was born January 19, 1858 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, and died February 25, 1925 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Children are listed above under (19) Sarah Fisher.

21.  JAMES L.13 BRIGHT (ISAAC12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born June 06, 1857 in Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois, and died 1906 in Tazewell County, Illinois.

Child of JAMES L. BRIGHT is:

39.           i.           CLARENCE14 BRIGHT.

22.  BETHENA ELLEN13 VAWTER (MARY ELIZABETH12 BRIGHT, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born December 16, 1857 in Tazewell County, and died December 20, 1942.  She married JOSEPH N. ROBINSON August 11, 1880 in Auburn, Kansas.

Children of BETHENA VAWTER and JOSEPH ROBINSON are:

i.           ARTHUR14 ROBINSON.

ii.           EARL ROBINSON.

iii.           LEONARD ROBINSON.

23.  AMY CATHERINE13 VAWTER (MARY ELIZABETH12 BRIGHT, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born August 15, 1859 in Tazewell County, and died November 10, 1942 in Wakarusa, Kansas.  She married PARKER W. PERRY December 09, 1880.  He was born September 29, 1856, and died March 14, 1914.

Children of AMY VAWTER and PARKER PERRY are:

i.           WAYLAND14 PERRY.

ii.           JUNIA PERRY.

24.  CHARLES HENRY13 VAWTER (MARY ELIZABETH12 BRIGHT, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born October 28, 1861 in Tazewell County, and died December 09, 1938.  He married LUCINDA CATHERINE ECKER.  She was born September 29, 1856.

Children of CHARLES VAWTER and LUCINDA ECKER are:

i.           ELLA14 VAWTER.

ii.           LAURA VAWTER.

iii.           FRANCIS VAWTER.

iv.           HELEN VAWTER.

v.           BERTHA VAWTER.

25.  LAURA JANE13 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born July 19, 1863 in Tremont, Tazewell County, Illinois, and died March 04, 1952 in Maryville, Missouri.  She married THOMAS RANKIN LYTLE February 20, 1884 in Stella, Nebraska, son of JOHN LYTLE and ELIZABETH MCMULLEN.  He was born November 10, 1862 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, and died February 01, 1929 in San Benito, Texas.

Children of LAURA BRIGHT and THOMAS LYTLE are:

Palmer LeRoy “Roy” and Blanche Elizabeth (Lytle) Wilson

i.           BLANCHE ELIZABETH14 LYTLE, b. December 09, 1884, Stella, Nebraska; d. July 13, 1971, David City, Nebraska; m. PALMER LEROY WILSON, June 13, 1907, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; b. September 13, 1885, Mills, Nebraska; d. August 04, 1959, Auburn, Nebraska.

40.           ii.           EDNA ALICE LYTLE, b. December 27, 1886, Stella, Nebraska; d. November 13, 1956, Houston, Texas.

iii.           MADGE ELLEN LYTLE, b. April 23, 1889, Stella, Nebraska; m. ORA GLEN THOMPSON, January 11, 1917, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; b. April 17, 1889; d. June 25, 1973, Auburn, Nebraska.

iv.           AMY VIOLA LYTLE, b. October 17, 1891, Stella, Nebraska; m. THEODORE MARSHALL MOORE, December 15, 1913, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; b. August 23, 1890, Galena, Missouri; d. January 03, 1961, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

v.           LWARENCE RANKIN LYTLE, b. February 03, 1894, Stella, Nebraska; d. May 21, 1950, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; m. VIVERA DAISY NICHOLS, August 23, 1917, Tulsa, Oklahoma; b. June 26, 1894, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

vi.           CHARLES PORTER LYTLE, b. July 21, 1896, Nemaha, Nebraska; d. March 04, 1940; m. ANNA NAE HECKENLIVELY, September 14, 1930.

vii.           JOHN BARD LYTLE, b. November 11, 1899, Nemaha, Nebraska; d. November 05, 1960, Gladewater, Texas; m. MARGARETTA WHEELER, October 08, 1932.

viii.           MINNIE RACHEL LYTLE, b. October 31, 1902, Nemaha, Nebraska; d. January 23, 1947, Avenal, California; m. LLOYD HAROLD MCCUTCHEN, May 26, 1926.

ix.           INFANT BOY LYTLE, b. 1905; d. 1905.

x.           GLENN CLIFFORD LYTLE, b. August 06, 1907, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; d. March 19, 1927, Harlingen, Texas.

26.  CLARISSA ELLEN13 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born January 28, 1867 in Tremont, Illinois, and died November 05, 1960 in Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.  She married WILLIAM A. STEADMAN February 13, 1895, son of DAVID STEADMAN and BELLE.  He was born 1864 in Buffalo, New York, and died 1931 in Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.

Child of CLARISSA BRIGHT and WILLIAM STEADMAN is:

41.           i.           HELEN WILMA14 STEADMAN, b. April 05, 1903.

27.  CORA VIOLA13 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born January 03, 1869 in Tremont, Tazewell County,  Illinois, and died October 23, 1970 in Falls City, Nebraska.  She married CHESTER DAVID EVANS November 07, 1889, son of JOHN EVANS and MARY EDWARDS.  He was born December 20, 1862 in Ridgeway, Wisconsin, and died March 27, 1953 in Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.

Children of CORA BRIGHT and CHESTER EVANS are:

42.           i.           MYRLE CHARLES14 EVANS, b. November 03, 1890.

43.           ii.           RALPH B. EVANS, b. August 19, 1892, Shubert, Nebraska; d. May 30, 1977.

44.           iii.           FRANK CHESTER EVANS, b. August 17, 1896; d. Abt. 2001.

iv.           MARY MILDRED EVANS, b. April 21, 1899; d. 1949; m. (1) DUTCH CALLIPER; m. (2) GORDON TEALL, March 23, 1919.

28.  AMY CATHERINE13 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born April 11, 1871 in Stella, Nebraska, and died August 10, 1972 in Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.  She married JOHN GRANT EVANS February 20, 1892, son of JOHN EVANS and MARY EDWARDS.  He was born April 06, 1865 in Ridgeway, Wisconsin, and died May 04, 1938 in Shubert, Nebraska.

Children of AMY BRIGHT and JOHN EVANS are:

i.           EFFIE ALICE14 EVANS, b. June 24, 1893, Stella, Nebraska; d. 1981; m. JOHN ROBERT STEADMAN, November 15, 1917; b. November 16, 1892; d. 1981.

ii.           ALBERTA GENEIVE EVANS, b. December 05, 1898, Stella, Nebraska; d. July 27, 1915, Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraska.

29.  NORMAN SYLVESTER13 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born December 02, 1873 in Stella, Nebraska, and died March 19, 1956 in Shubert, Nebraska.  He married (1) LILY CHANDLER POND.    He married (2) MYRTLE JANE DICKASON August 20, 1894.  She was born February 06, 1880, and died March 31, 1943 in Shubert, Nebraska.

Children of NORMAN BRIGHT and MYRTLE DICKASON are:

45.           i.           LLOYD SYLVESTER14 BRIGHT, b. January 19, 1896, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; d. November 17, 1975, Falls City, Nebraska.

46.           ii.           LETA FERRELL BRIGHT, b. June 01, 1901, Stella, Richardson County, Nebraska; d. March 29, 1962, Ottawa, Kansas.

30.  CHARLES EDGAR13 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born October 28, 1877 in Stella, Nebraska, and died April 21, 1965 in Humboldt, Nebraska.  He married (1) LEOTA M. TIMERMAN, daughter of FRANK TIMERMAN and ELVIRA JONES.  She was born 1880, and died 1909 in Ottawa, Kansas.  He married (2) FLORENCE MARIE HAYWARD March 1916, daughter of FRANK HAYWARD and LOUISE MALONE.  She was born May 23, 1892 in Dubois, Nebraska, and died 1993 in Humboldt, Nebraska.

Children of CHARLES BRIGHT and LEOTA TIMERMAN are:

47.           i.           EDITH14 BRIGHT, b. February 15, 1900.

ii.           INFANT BRIGHT, b. 1905, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; d. 1905, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Children of CHARLES BRIGHT and FLORENCE HAYWARD are:

48.           iii.           JOHN HAYWARD14 BRIGHT, b. May 13, 1917, Charles & Rachel Bright’s house; d. Abt. 1990, Humboldt, Nebraska.

49.           iv.           CHARLES MYRON BRIGHT, b. March 26, 1920, Charles & Rachel Bright’s house.

50.           v.           RACHEL FAYETTE BRIGHT, b. April 13, 1924, Arkansas; d. Humboldt, Nebraska.

51.           vi.           FRANKLIN DEAN BRIGHT, b. July 06, 1927, Silo Springs, Burtan County, Arkansas; d. June 07, 1999, Salem, Nebraska.

31.  ARTHUR LESLIE13 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born September 10, 1880 in Stella, Nebraska, and died December 11, 1951 in Salinas, California.  He married (1) CARLIE L. MARTS October 11, 1899, daughter of FELIZ MARTS and SYRENA MCCANTS.  She was born August 05, 1883 in Green County, Illinois, and died September 26, 1919.  He married (2) HAZEL MARIE SWANK April 02, 1921.  She was born January 16, 1900 in Gentry, Arkansas, and died June 07, 1943.

Child of ARTHUR BRIGHT and CARLIE MARTS is:

52.           i.           CONTANCE INEZ14 BRIGHT, b. September 19, 1900.

Children of ARTHUR BRIGHT and HAZEL SWANK are:

53.           ii.           MAX LEON14 BRIGHT, b. October 17, 1922, Gentry, Arkansas; d. June 18, 1987.

54.           iii.           ELLENE MARIE BRIGHT, b. February 04, 1925, Gentry, Arkansas.

from left to right: Robert, Donald, Norma, Neil, Minnie, Nedra and Clarence Bright

32.  CLARENCE EUGENE13 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born December 06, 1882 in Stella, Nebraska, and died July 15, 1956 in Falls City, Nebraska.  He married MINNIE ELSIE TIMERMAN August 13, 1903 in Falls City, Nebraska, daughter of FRANK TIMERMAN and ELVIRA JONES.  She was born March 18, 1887 in Timmerman farm, and died January 05, 1938 in Falls City, Nebraska.

Children of CLARENCE BRIGHT and MINNIE TIMERMAN are:

Norma and Robert Bright1

i.           INFANT DAUGHTER14 BRIGHT, b. January 03, 1904; d. January 03, 1904.

55.           ii.           NORMA FREDITH BRIGHT, b. December 22, 1909; d. 1994.

56.           iii.           ROBERT EUGENE BRIGHT, b. June 13, 1910; d. June 22, 1986.

iv.           LAWRENCE DONALD BRIGHT, b. October 06, 1916, Shubert, Nebraska; d. March 15, 2005, Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska; m. VERA PAULINE HERSCHBERGER, January 25, 1959; b. April 17, 1920, Falls City, Nebraska; d. 1980, Stella, Richardson County, Nebraska.

57.           v.           VERNON NEIL BRIGHT, b. May 05, 1919, Stella, Nebraska; d. January 18, 2012, Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska.

58.           vi.           NEDRA FERN BRIGHT, b. December 10, 1922, Shubert, Nebraska.

33.  LILLIE A.13 BRIGHT (LEVI12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born June 18, 1865, and died November 23, 1891.  She married MIKE SHAFER December 19, 1886.

Child of LILLIE BRIGHT and MIKE SHAFER is:

i.           MYRTLE14 SHAFER, b. May 17.

Joseph and Mary Bright

34.  JOSEPH EDWARD13 BRIGHT (LEVI12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born May 01, 1867.  He married MARY ALICE SHUBERT January 09, 1890 in Shubert, Richardson County, Nebraksa.

Children of JOSEPH BRIGHT and MARY SHUBERT are:

i.           RUTH14 BRIGHT.

ii.           LEOLA BRIGHT.

iii.           OPAL BRIGHT.

iv.           LLOYD BRIGHT.

35.  MARY R.13 BRIGHT (LEVI12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born September 01, 1871.  She married CHARLES KING September 01, 1890.

Child of MARY BRIGHT and CHARLES KING is:

i.           OTIS14 KING.

36.  KIZZIE E.13 BRIGHT (LEVI12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born June 15, 1874.  She married MAX FARMER January 31, 1894.

Children of KIZZIE BRIGHT and MAX FARMER are:

i.           DOROTHY MAY14 FARMER, b. February 11, 1904.

ii.           JESS HUBERT FARMER, b. February 16, 1912.

37.  LEVI ERNEST13 BRIGHT (LEVI12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born October 27, 1880.  He married FLORENCE DINGMAN April 14, 1900 in Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska.

Children of LEVI BRIGHT and FLORENCE DINGMAN are:

i.           DORIS ALBERTA14 BRIGHT, b. May 11, 1910.

ii.           CLARA HAZEL BRIGHT, b. August 12, 1918.

38.  ERNEST EUGENE13 BRIGHT (CALEB BRIGHT12 JR., KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born December 31, 1871, and died 1969.  He married FLORENCE.  She was born 1883, and died 1956.

Child of ERNEST BRIGHT and FLORENCE is:

i.           DORIS14 BRIGHT, b. 1910; m. PAUL LONEY; b. 1909; d. 1980.

Generation No. 14

39.  CLARENCE14 BRIGHT (JAMES L.13, ISAAC12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1)

40.  EDNA ALICE14 LYTLE (LAURA JANE13 BRIGHT, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born December 27, 1886 in Stella, Nebraska, and died November 13, 1956 in Houston, Texas.  She married ELMER GUY MERCER January 01, 1908 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, son of JOHN MERCER.  He was born November 28, 1886.

41.  HELEN WILMA14 STEADMAN (CLARISSA ELLEN13 BRIGHT, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born April 05, 1903.  She married CECIL KROH October 22, 1924.

Child of HELEN STEADMAN and CECIL KROH is:

i.           RICHARD WAYNE15 KROH, b. August 01, 1925, Stella, Nebraska; d. October 13, 1999; m. LOIS M. SCHAFER.

42.  MYRLE CHARLES14 EVANS (CORA VIOLA13 BRIGHT, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born November 03, 1890.  He married BERNICE STEVENSON August 12, 1914.  She was born in Wymore, Nebraska.

43.  RALPH B.14 EVANS (CORA VIOLA13 BRIGHT, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born August 19, 1892 in Shubert, Nebraska, and died May 30, 1977.  He married CARMEN IMO JONES August 1913, daughter of MORGAN JONES and LULA COLGLAZIER.  She was born March 05, 1895 in Nemaha, Nebraska.

Children of RALPH EVANS and CARMEN JONES are:

61.           i.           HERBERT LANDON15 EVANS, b. July 11, 1915, Nebraska; d. Abt. 2001.

iii.           MARGERY ELEANOR EVANS, b. January 29, 1919, Shubert, Nebraska; m. JESSE FRANK TEEL, August 04; b. December 07, 1918.

44.  FRANK CHESTER14 EVANS (CORA VIOLA13 BRIGHT, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born August 17, 1896, and died Abt. 2001.  He married ALTA DAVIS April 06, 1918.  She died January 24, 1978.

45.  LLOYD SYLVESTER14 BRIGHT (NORMAN SYLVESTER13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born January 19, 1896 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and died November 17, 1975 in Falls City, Nebraska.  He married (1) DONNA DAVIS May 23, 1918.  She was born January 15, 1899.  He married (2) MARTHETTA WOLFE November 23, 1948.  She died August 01, 1955.

Children of LLOYD BRIGHT and DONNA DAVIS are:

i.           DESSIE EILEEN15 BRIGHT, b. January 05, 1920; m. CHARLES J. BRESSLER, September 23, 1941; b. November 29, 1912; d. February 04, 1989.

65.           ii.           LLOYD SYLVESTER BRIGHT JR., b. September 09, 1921; d. May 16, 1994.

66.           iii.           BETTY LOU BRIGHT, b. June 05, 1923; d. June 17, 1981.

67.           iv.           ANNABEL BRIGHT, b. January 21, 1925; d. February 24, 1988, Chicago, Illinios.

v.           PHYLLIS JEAN BRIGHT, b. March 26, 1927; d. March 04, 1993; m. (1) STANLEY BARON; m. (2) HENRY C. KODA, June 16, 1951; b. June 25, 1923; d. February 14, 1999.

46.  LETA FERRELL14 BRIGHT (NORMAN SYLVESTER13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born June 01, 1901 in Stella, Richardson County, Nebraska, and died March 29, 1962 in Ottawa, Kansas.  She married JOHN JABEZ ADAMS January 25, 1916.  He was born October 18, 1896 in Pomona, Franklin County, Kansas, and died August 16, 1947 in Richmond, Kansas.

Children of LETA BRIGHT and JOHN ADAMS are:

71.           i.           WILMA PAULINE15 ADAMS, b. September 02, 1918; d. June 20, 1988, Kansas City, Missouri.

72.           ii.           THELMA NAOMI ADAMS, b. August 16, 1920, Pomona, Franklin County, Kansas; d. January 14, 2002, Edwardsville, Kansas.

74.           iv.           JAY JUNIOR ADAMS, b. June 24, 1924, Williamsburg, Kansas; d. April 21, 1985, Springfield, Missouri.

Edith Bright McKinney

47.  EDITH14 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDGAR13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born February 15, 1900.  She married VERN D. MCKINNEY.

48.  JOHN HAYWARD14 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDGAR13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born May 13, 1917 in Charles & Rachel Bright’s house, and died Abt. 1990 in Humboldt, Nebraska.  He married HELEN JOHNSON, daughter of HENRY JOHNSON and CHAROLETTE MCFALLS.  She was born June 03, 1917 in Verdon, Nebraska, and died Abt. 1995 in Sabetha, Kansas.

49.  CHARLES MYRON14 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDGAR13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born March 26, 1920 in Charles & Rachel Bright’s house.  He married (1) DOROTHY STEVIKS January 15, 1941 in Dawson, Nebraska, daughter of ED STEVIKS and MARY INGRAM.  She was born March 20, 1923 in Dawson, Nebraska, and died May 07, 1973 in Humboldt, Nebraska.  He married (2) CAROL SUE BADBERG December 27, 1974 in Christian Church in Humboldt, Nebraska.  She was born December 28, 1942 in Humboldt, Nebraska.

50.  RACHEL FAYETTE14 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDGAR13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born April 13, 1924 in Arkansas, and died in Humboldt, Nebraska.  She married LEO ANTONE KUNZE.  He was born February 15, 1917 in Dazey, North Dakota.

51.  FRANKLIN DEAN14 BRIGHT (CHARLES EDGAR13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born July 06, 1927 in Silo Springs, Burtan County, Arkansas, and died June 07, 1999 in Salem, Nebraska.  He married DONNA BELLE ACKERMAN January 19, 1949, daughter of ALBERT ACKERMAN and ANNA JOHNSON.  She was born November 07, 1927 in Burchard, Pawnee County, Nebraska, and died in nursing home near Milford, Ne.

Children of FRANKLIN BRIGHT and DONNA ACKERMAN are:

iii.           JANICE MARIE BRIGHT, b. November 17, 1959, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska; d. 1959.

Constance Inez Bright

52.  CONTANCE INEZ14 BRIGHT (ARTHUR LESLIE13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born September 19, 1900.  She married (1) IRA RANDALL January 26, 1921.  He was born January 03, 1900.  She married (2) IVAN RODAWAY May 22, 1932.  He was born January 04, 1896, and died 1961 in Unidilla, Nebraska.

53.  MAX LEON14 BRIGHT (ARTHUR LESLIE13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born October 17, 1922 in Gentry, Arkansas, and died June 18, 1987.  He married MAE LAREAN MCWETHY in Chico, California.  She was born May 04, 1927.

54.  ELLENE MARIE14 BRIGHT (ARTHUR LESLIE13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born February 04, 1925 in Gentry, Arkansas.  She married WILLIAM HAROLD MUNGER JR..  He was born December 25, 1919, and died January 21, 1997.

55.  NORMA FREDITH14 BRIGHT (CLARENCE EUGENE13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born December 22, 1909, and died 1994.  She married (1) FRANCIS MURPHY June 1928.    She married (2) RICHARD KRATZ July 28, 1952.

Children of NORMA BRIGHT and FRANCIS MURPHY are:

i.           BARBARA J.15 MURPHY, b. 1931; d. 1983.

56.  ROBERT EUGENE14 BRIGHT (CLARENCE EUGENE13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born June 13, 1910, and died June 22, 1986.  He married EDNA GILLAM.

Neil Bright and “Aunt Ame” (Amy Bright Evans)

57.  VERNON NEIL14 BRIGHT (CLARENCE EUGENE13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born May 05, 1919 in Stella, Nebraska, and died January 18, 2012 in Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska.  He married (1) JEANETTE ANNE WILLIAMS September 28, 1939 in Prairie Union Church, near Stella, Nebraska, daughter of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and IDABEL GIBSON.  She was born June 19, 1921 in Stella, Nebraska (on a nearby farm), and died September 19, 1968 in Humboldt, Nebraska.  He married (2) MILDRED MAE MOORE January 22, 1972 in Mildred’s mother’s home in Nemaha, Nebraska.  She was born October 12, 1919 in Nemaha, Nebraska.

58.  NEDRA FERN14 BRIGHT (CLARENCE EUGENE13, CHARLES EDWARD12, KEZIAH11 BENNET, ELIZABETH10 HOBLIT, ANNA KATRINA9 WEIGEL, SUSANNA CATHERINE8 LEIB, ANNA MARGARET7 HIRZEL, CLEMENS6, HEINRICH HANS5, MADALENA4 KELLER, HANS JOHANNES3, ANTHONY2, HEINRICH1) was born December 10, 1922 in Shubert, Nebraska.  She married RAY KENNETH STEVICKS October 10, 1940 in Hiwatha, Kansas, son of EDD STEVICKS and MARY INGRAM.  He was born May 10, 1920 in Burke, South Dakota, and died May 01, 1986 in Dawson, Nebraska.

NOTE: Most living descendants are not listed in this report out of respect for personal privacy. If you would like to be listed in this report, please post a comment and I will update this report to include your family.

Curt Bright


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10 thoughts on “Descendents of Heinrich Keller (1502-?)

    • Kelly,
      Thanks for visiting my site.
      I’d love to get more information from your branch of the family… photos, newspaper articles, births, deaths, marriages, etc.
      Please send me everything you can.
      I want to make this family history site as awesome as possible.
      Thanks.

  1. Wow, this is great! However, I do have a correction. Child of Helen Steadman and Cecil Kroh is Richard W. Kroh. He was actually born on Aug 1, 1925 and died on Oct 13, 1999. He was married to Lois M. Shafer.

    • Linda,
      Thanks for visiting my site, and for catching my mistake. I think I’ve corrected it.
      Are you a descendant of Richard and Lois Kroh?
      I’d love to have more information from that branch of the family… photos, newspaper articles, etc.
      Please send me everything you can. My personal email is curtbright@gmail.com
      Thanks.

  2. I was looking some information up on the Internet and come across this family history. I was shocked and delighted!!!!! You have done a wonderful job. I am not sure, but are you Neil Bright’s grandson? I am John Bright’s daughter, Karen. Grand daughter of Charles Edgar Bright. If you need any additional information or want to take this to another generation I would be more than happy to give you what I know. I was just so happy to read all of this. Great job!

    • Linda,
      Thanks for the nice comments on my family history site.
      Yes, I am Neil Bright’s grandson. Sadly, he passed away this year, as I’m sure you know.
      It’s great to hear from you. I would love to have more information from your branch of the family!!!
      Please send me everything you can send. My personal email address is curtbright@gmail.com
      I can’t wait to learn more about our family.
      Curt

  3. Laura Jane Bright stayed with my father, Theodore Lytle Moore, my mother, Hildred L. (Brady) Moore and I, when I was in the first grade in Franklin, Nebraska. This would have been about 1951. She and I, both barefoot, visited the local creek west of the house to seine the creek for minnows so we could go fishing. She was a wonderful woman.

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