Re: JACOB GROEZINGER>JO DAVIESS CO.,ILLINOIS
I found this obit from Elizabeth, IL newspaper from 1915.They couldn't get the spelling right even then. (Adam was my great-grandfather; Judson, his son, my grandfather; and John, his son, was my father.So John Jacob was my gggrandfather.)
"Obituary John Jacob Gresinger, Over 1500 attended funeral at Massbach Lutheran Church including 300 teams and over 50 automobiles in the cortège.John Jacob Groesinger was born in Cappishause, Wurtenburg, German on Nov 14, 1834.Came to this country with his parents and resided in Chicago for a few months after which they went to Little Rush Creek about 2-1/2 miles from Elizabeth where they took up a homestead.In 1855 Mr. Gresinger was married to Margaret Knock who died in 1861.Three children were born to this union, two of which are deceased and one, Mrs. Minnie Keefer still survives.
In 1862, Mr. Groesinger was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Garner, who passed away February24, 1908.He is survived by seven sons and seven daughters, Nicholas and John of Savanna and Adam, Julius, Oscar, August, Emil, Mrs. Minnie Keefer, Mrs. Basil Zink, Mrs. Charlie Simon, Mrs. Fred Krug, Mrs. Andrew Wand, and Mrs. Albert Herring all of whom reside in this vicinity.Died by Bright's disease."