Mary Kennel1,2,3,4

ID# 18227, (1854 - 1941)
FatherJacob Kennel5 (abt 1821 - )
MotherCatherine Gerber5 (abt 1832 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 25 Dec 1854, Morton, Illinois6,7,8
Marriage: 8 Mar 1877, Tazewell Co., Illinois, Amos Ropp (1852 - 1886)9,10,11
Marriage: about 1888, Conrad Portsheller (Nov 1855 - 28 Sep 1917)12,13,14
Death: 31 Oct 1941, Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois15,16
Burial: 3 Nov 1941, Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois17,18

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mary Kennel was born on 25 Dec 1854 in Morton, Illinois.6,7,8 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents, Jacob Kennel and Catherine Gerber.19 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents.19
     Mary married first Amos Ropp, son of Joseph Ropp and Catherine [surname unknown], on 8 Mar 1877 in Tazewell Co., Illinois.9,10,11
     Mary and Amos appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 3 Jun 1880. Their children Ida and Joseph were listed as living with them, as were two farm laborer, identified as servants, John Munson, age 18, from Denmark, and George Stitsly, age 60, from Sweden.20
     Her husband died in 1886.21
     Mary married second Conrad Portsheller about 1888.12,13,14
     Mary and Conrad and her children by her prior marriage, Ida, Joseph, Emanuel, Rudolph and Philip, moved to Kansas after their marriage. They appeared on the 1895 State Census of Learned, Pawnee Co., Kansas. Their son Raymond and her children by her prior marriage, Ida, Joseph, Emanuel, Rudolph and Philip, were listed as living with them.22
     Mary and Conrad returned to Tazewell Co., Illinois, before 1900 with their son Raymond and her children by her prior marriage, Joseph, Emanuel, Rudolph, Philip and Ida. They appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Morton Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 12 Jun 1900, reporting that they were renting their farm. Their son Raymond and her sons by her prior marriage, Joseph, Emanuel, Rudolph and Philip, was listed as living with them.23
     Mary and Conrad appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, at Pine, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their son Raymond was listed as living with them.24
     Her husband died on 28 Sep 1917 in Royal Center, Indiana.25,26
     Mary appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 15 Jan 1920, reporting that she owned her home, free of mortgage. She was renting a part of it to Fred and Emma Gocker and their 9-year-old son.27
     Mary appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, on Pine, enumerated 9 Apr 1930, reporting that she owned a home valued at $5,000, and owned a radio. Her son Raymond was listed as living with her, as was his son, Elmer, age 9.28
     Mary appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 1 May 1940, reporting that she owned a home valued at $3,000, and that she had lived in the same house in 1935. Her daughter Ida was listed as living with her.29
     Mary died on 31 Oct 1941 in Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, at age 86.15,16 She was buried on 3 Nov 1941 in Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois.17,18

Children:
     Children with Amos Ropp:

  • Ida Ropp30,31,29 (13 Mar 1878 - Jul 1971)
  • Joseph Ropp32,33,31 (Sep 1879 - )
  • Emanuel Ropp31,33 (Sep 1881 - )
  • Rudolph Ropp31,33 (1 Oct 1883 - Jun 1974)
  • Philip Ropp34,31,33 (15 Jan 1885 - Mar 1969)

Children:
     Child with Conrad Portsheller:

  • Raymond Portsheller31,35,28 (10 Mar 1891 - 4 May 1961)

Citations

  1. [S3786] Jacob Keanel household, 1860 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows name as Mary Keanel.
  2. [S3787] Jacob Kennell household, 1870 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows name as Mary Kennell.
  3. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Mary Portscheller, citing FHL #1851215 and cert no 40832, shows father's surname as Kennel.
  4. [S1057] "Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for Amos Ropp and Mary Kennel, citing FHL #1314686 - 1314688.
  5. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Mary Portscheller, citing FHL #1851215 and cert no 40832.
  6. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Mary Portscheller, citing FHL #1851215 and cert no 40832, shows date, town, and state.
  7. [S3779] Conrad Portsheller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 45, and state.
  8. [S3786] Jacob Keanel household, 1860 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows age 6 and state.
  9. [S1057] "Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for Amos Ropp and Mary Kennel, citing FHL #1314686 - 1314688, shows date and county.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41845392, Mary Kennell Ropp-Portscheller, show him as her spouse and includes tombstone photo showing her name as Mary his wife, with also the names of Amos Roop and Conrad Portscheller.
  11. [S3782] Amos Ropp household, 1880 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows married.
  12. [S3779] Conrad Portsheller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows married 12 years.
  13. [S3788] Conrad Portsheller household, 1910 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows married 20 years.
  14. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Mary Portscheller, citing FHL #1851215 and cert no 40832, shows him as her spouse.
  15. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Mary Portscheller, citing FHL #1851215 and cert no 40832, shows date, town, county, and state.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41845392, Mary Kennell Ropp-Portscheller, shows month and year, and includes tombstone photo showing year.
  17. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Mary Portscheller, citing FHL #1851215 and cert no 40832, shows date, cemetery, town, county, and state.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41845392, Mary Kennell Ropp-Portscheller, includes tombstone photo.
  19. [S3786] Jacob Keanel household, 1860 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  20. [S3782] Amos Ropp household, 1880 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  21. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41845352, Amos Ropp, shows year and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  22. [S3780] Conrad Portsheller household, 1895 Kansas State Census, Pawnee Co., Kansas, Larned Twp.
  23. [S3779] Conrad Portsheller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  24. [S3788] Conrad Portsheller household, 1910 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  25. [S890] "Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920," Ancestry.com, record for Conrad Portsheller, citing bk H-16 pg 82 produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration from records at the County Health Office, Logansport, shows date and town.
  26. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41845374, Conrad Portscheller, shows year and state, as Illinois, and includes tombstone photo showing year.
  27. [S3789] Mary Portsheller household, 1920 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  28. [S3790] Mary Portsheller household, 1930 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  29. [S3791] Mary Portsheller household, 1940 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  30. [S3782] Amos Ropp household, 1880 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows the girl as daughter of Mary's husband.
  31. [S3780] Conrad Portsheller household, 1895 Kansas State Census, Pawnee Co., Kansas, Larned Twp., shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  32. [S3782] Amos Ropp household, 1880 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband.
  33. [S3779] Conrad Portsheller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of Mary's husband.
  34. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 42029664, Philip Ropp, shows her as his mother; memorial # 41845392, Mary Kennell Ropp-Portscheller, includes tombstone photo showing her name as Mary his wife, with also the names of Amos Roop and Conrad Portscheller.
  35. [S3779] Conrad Portsheller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.