Marie Belle Neiphagen1,2,3

ID# 270, (1898 - 1983)
FatherWilliam Charles Niephagen4,5,6 (25 Jul 1874 - 1952)
MotherAloria Antoinette Bliss7,8,9 (13 Jan 1879 - 7 May 1926)

Key Events:

Birth: 23 Sep 1898, Illinois10,11,12
Marriage: 23 Mar 1926, Peoria, Illinois, William Frederick Glabe (15 Oct 1882 - 18 Mar 1954)13,14,15
Marriage: around 1958, Reno, Nevada, Kenneth Swearingen (6 Sep 1889 - Jul 1973)16
Death: 2 May 1983, Placentia, Orange Co., California17,18,19
Burial: 5 Jun 1983, Chico Cemetery, Chico, California20,21
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Marie Belle Neiphagen was born on 23 Sep 1898 in Illinois.10,11,12 She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents, William Charles Niephagen and Nettie Bliss.5
Marie Belle Neiphagen
family photo
She appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents.6
     Marie married first William Frederick Glabe, son of Jacob Glabe and Emma Amelia Goller, on 23 Mar 1926 in Peoria, Illinois.13,14,15
     Marie and William appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 314 North Elmwood Ave., enumerated 9 Apr 1930, reporting that the family owned a home valued at $10,000, and owned a radio.22
     William went to Pasadena, California, about 1933 for a time to pursue a cottage cheese business there.23 While he was there Marie and two of her stepdaughters, Carmen and Jessie, drove there to visit him.23,24
     According to family lore, upon their return, William sold their home in Peoria, and shortly after moved with Marie to Chico, California. Records indicate that it was actually several years later, but they did apparently move in 1938 or 1939. Daughter Carmen is the only one listed in the family home in Peoria in 1939.23,24,25
     Marie and William appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Chico, Butte Co., California, at 1321 Oleander, enumerated 4 Apr 1940, reporting they owned a home valued at $4,600.26
     When they moved to Chico they bought a new home at 1321 Oleander in a then newly developing area on the north edge of town. It was a trim two-bedroom stucco house in what was probably then considered a modern style, with hip roof, little overhang, and casement windows. It had an "H" plan, with pantry, kitchen and dining room in one leg, bedrooms and bath in the other, and the living room connecting the two. Nestled in the rear was a screened porch. Built before the advent of air conditioning, the house nevertheless always seemed comfortable even in the hot summer days in the Northern Sacramento Valley. Probably part of the reason was that the living room was always dark because the drapes were always drawn. There was a detached two-car garage and a shady yard that was always bordered by flower gardens.27,28
     Her husband died on 18 Mar 1954 in Chico, Butte Co., California.29,30,31
     Marie married second Kenneth Swearingen around 1958 in Reno, Nevada.16
     After their marriage, Marie and Kenneth Swearingen lived in the house on Oleander St. that she and her first husband had long owned.32,27
     Kenneth died in Jul 1973 in Chico, Butte Co., California.33 After Kenneth's death she moved to Placentia, California, to live near her youngest step-daughter, Jessie.27
     Marie died on 2 May 1983 in Placentia, Orange Co., California, at age 84.17,18,19 She was buried on 5 Jun 1983 in Chico Cemetery, Chico, California, in the Masonic section of Chico Cemetery next to her first husband, William Glabe.20,21

Children:
     There were no children with William Frederick Glabe

Children:
     There were no children with Kenneth Swearingen

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 44, shows name as Marie Belle Neiphagen.
  2. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Marie Bell Swearingen.
  3. [S1194] Wm Neipagen household, 1900 U.S. Census, McLean Co., Illinois, shows name as Marie Neipagen.
  4. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Marie Bell Swearingen, shows father's surname as Neiphagen.
  5. [S1194] Wm Neipagen household, 1900 U.S. Census, McLean Co., Illinois.
  6. [S1193] Wm Niephagen household, 1910 U.S. Census, McLean Co., Illinois.
  7. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Marie Bell Swearingen, shows mother's surname as Bliss.
  8. [S1194] Wm Neipagen household, 1900 U.S. Census, McLean Co., Illinois, shows Marie as the daughter of Nettie's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  9. [S1193] Wm Niephagen household, 1910 U.S. Census, McLean Co., Illinois, shows Marie as the daughter of Nettie's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  10. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Marie Bell Swearingen, shows date and state.
  11. [S238] Chico Cemetery, burial records, Marie Bell Swearingen, shows date and age 84.
  12. [S1194] Wm Neipagen household, 1900 U.S. Census, McLean Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 1 [months unreadable], and state.
  13. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 44, shows date, city and state.
  14. [S719] William F. Glabe household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married, and that she first married at age 27.
  15. [S3457] William F. Glabe household, 1940 U.S. Census, Butte Co., California, shows married.
  16. [S110] Personal knowledge of author, recalling attendance at the wedding, which was a number of years after her first husband died, but some time before Vernon Reigel died.
  17. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Marie Bell Swearingen, shows date, and county.
  18. [S130] "Social Security Death Index," Rootsweb.com, record for Marie Swearingen, Soc. Sec. No. 559-21-9545, shows month, year, and last residence as CA 92670.
  19. [S238] Chico Cemetery, burial records, Marie Bell Swearingen, shows date, city and state.
  20. [S238] Chico Cemetery, burial records, Marie Bell Swearingen.
  21. [S110] Personal knowledge of author, viewed gravesite 10 Oct 1998.
  22. [S719] William F. Glabe household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  23. [S24] Interview, Carmen Glabe Reigel, 7 Oct 1998.
  24. [S110] Personal knowledge of author, recalling stories heard from his mother and grandparents.
  25. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1939 pg 172.
  26. [S3457] William F. Glabe household, 1940 U.S. Census, Butte Co., California.
  27. [S110] Personal knowledge of author.
  28. [S3460] Polk's Chico and Oroville (California) City Directory, 1940 pg 98.
  29. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, town, and state.
  30. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for William Frederick Glabe, shows date and county.
  31. [S238] Chico Cemetery, burial records, William Frederick Glabe, shows date, city and state.
  32. [S3460] Polk's Chico and Oroville (California) City Directory, 1960 pg shows them at 1321 Oleander.
  33. [S130] "Social Security Death Index," Rootsweb.com, record for Kenneth Swearingen, Soc. Sec. No. 553-01-7021, shows month, year, and last residence as Chico, Butte, CA 95926.