Thanks for offering your assistance.Is it possible that the sisters to whom you refer are Emmeline Hyde and/or Violet Simmons and/or Thelma Sieberns? If so, then I think the following data pertain to them:
John Frank(lin) Kingen b. 1879/1880 IL d. 1944 m. abt 1901 Maude (T./L./E.?) Rogers b. 12 Jan 1881 IL d. Apr 1968 Wyoming, IL, both buried Wyoming Cem.They had 8 children:Marion A. b. 1903 IL d. 1965 (divorced? children unknown)buried Wyoming Cem.; Gerald A. b. 24 Feb 1907 IL d. Aug 1980 buried Wyoming Cem. (did he ever marry?children?); Robert C. b. 29 Aug 1909 Wyoming, IL d. 23 Oct 1996 Toulon, IL buried Wyoming Cem. (I have a copy of his obituary and information from the funeral director in Wyoming about him); Violet W. b. abt 1913 IL m. 18 Aug 1958 Guy W. Simmons b. 20 Jun 1920 Fountain Run, KY d. 25 May 1994 Peoria, IL (I have a copy of his obituary which indicates that there were 4 daughters and 2 sons, but the sons are named Sturm, so I don't know how this family was structured); Emaline J. b. abt 1916 IL m. ? probably IL ?? Hyde (nothing known about husband or possible children); Frank J. Kingen, Jr. b. 14 Jul 1918 IL d. 4 Oct 2000 Grand Blanc, Genesee Co., MI (nothing known about possible spouse or children or place of burial); Frederick L. "Bud" b. 28 Dec 1921 d. Nov 1988 buried Wyoming Cem.; and Thelma b. abt 1925 IL m. ?? probably IL ?? Sieberns (nothing known about spouse or possible children).
John Frank(lin) Kingen was the son of Albert M. Kingen b. 1854/1856 IN d. 13 Jan 1929 Essex Twp., Stark Co., IL and his wife Rebecca J. Camp b. 1856 OH d. 5 Aug 1924 Princeville Twp., Peoria Co., IL.They m. 29 Jul 1877 in Peoria Co., IL.In addition to John, they had 4 other children I think:Henry Edward b. Jun 1879 d. 1948 Princeville, IL m. (date and place unknown) Artie Pearl Stockton b. 9 Oct 1882 MO d. 1938 Princeville, Peoria Co., IL (2 children - Goldie Irene and James Albert [I am in contact with descendants of Goldie Irene and can put you in touch with them if there is a desire of the family to reach each other]); Ida B. b. Feb 1883 IL d. 23 Jul 1928 Limestone Twp., Peoria Co., IL (possibly never married, but I don't know where she was buried); Merle b. 28 Sep 1884/1885 IL d. Jul 1973 Western Springs, Cook Co., IL (still single at age 34 and may never have married, nothing known about him after 1920 & nothing known about where he was buried - no proof that he was son of Albert and Rebecca); and Emor b. abt 1886 IL (nothing more known about him and I'm not sure that I accurately transcribed his name from the census).
Albert M. Kingen was one of 4 sons of John Kingen and Mary Ann Mead.John was b. 1829/1830 in OH d. 1860/1868.I am rather firmly convinced that he was killed in the Civil War, but I can't yet prove it.Albert's 3 brothers were Alexander, George H., and Thomas.They also had a sister who was born abt 1860 in IN and d. 3 Feb 1963 and was buried in the Barrett/Bussell Cem., in Hancock Co., IN.I have some information on Alexander, George, and Thomas, but it's rather sketchy.After John Kingen died (was killed in the war?), Mary Ann married Joseph Shull.They moved to the Peoria area (I'm really curious about why they chose this place).It looks as if Mary Ann and her second husband took the 3 youngest Kingen boys with them since George, Albert, and Thomas all appear in Stark, Peoria, and or Knox Co., IL.I know virtually nothing about Thomas.George married Viola Camp, sister of Albert's wife Rebecca.George and Viola moved to WA.I think they are buried in the Modern Woodsman Cem. in or near Camden in Spokane Co., WA.They appear to have had a son named Edwin who was age 36 and single in 1920, living with his father in Elk Twp., Spokane Co., WA.Alexander, the eldest son of John Kingen and Mary Ann Mead, remained in Hancock Co., IN longer than the rest.He married Mary Jane Johnson 28 Feb 1874.Birth records show that he and his wife had 6 children, but I know the names of only 3 - Rose, Sandy, and Fredric.Sandy (female) lived for only about 6 months and is buried in Hancock Co.The 1930 census of Peoria Co., IL Princeville city, Akron Twp. includes an Alex Kinghan whose age looks like 78.He is a widower and appears to be nearly a pauper.However, I don't know if this is the right person.
The John Kingen who married Mary Ann Mead was a brother to the James Kingen who m. 1) Eleanor Jane Smith m. 2) Mary Jane Brammer about whom other data on this forum has been posted.John and James were sons of John Kingen b. 10 Oct 1800/1802, reportedly Rockbridge Co., VA d. 8 Sep 1890 Hancock Co., IN and Nancy (Mary?) Bowers b. 1801 OH d. 1848 Hancock Co., IN.John and Nancy had a total of 7 children, 6 sons and 1 daughter.I am a descendant of their 5th son, Samuel (brother to James and John).John Kingen was, I believe, the son of William Kingen b. 1775/1783 VA d. 1820/1830 in or near Jackson Twp., Highland Co., OH.His wife was Barbara Ann (surname unknown) b. 12 Feb 1783 PA d. 13 Jun 1860 Hancock Co., IN.As far as I have been able to figure out, William and Barbara had 7 children.I have stong and extensive data on 5 of the 7.I don't know whether your friend would be interested or able to read the material at her age, but I have put together the data I have and I'm more than willing to share with anyone who is interested.I would really appreciate it if you could share the above data with this person for confirmation or denial.Because of the migration to IL and the remarriage of Mary Ann to Joseph Shull, I have spent a ton of time trying to piece this branch together.Fortunately, I've run across others who have provided critical information.Nevertheless, I may have made some errors in the data I have collected.If so, I would really like to correct them.I understand that your source may not be able to verify or add much, but I'd be most appreciative of anything that she might be able to provide.Whatever the outcome, please give her my best regards and tell her that I'm doing the best I can to keep an accurate record of the family.Thanks again for volunteering to share.