Rudolph Walter Oetzel1,2,3

ID# 3727, (1894 - 1990)
FatherAdam Oetzel4,5,6 (15 Jul 1852 - 13 Mar 1903)
MotherCaroline Glabe4,7,8 (8 Nov 1852 - 24 Mar 1927)

Key Events:

Birth: 10 Mar 1894, Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois9,10,11
Marriage: 16 Feb 1921, Washington, Illinois, Estella Sophia Hess (22 Jan 1899 - 20 Aug 1982)12,13
Death: 19 Jul 1990, Illinois14,15
Burial: Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois16
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Rudolph Walter Oetzel was born on 10 Mar 1894 in Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois.9,10,11 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Adam Oetzel and Caroline Glabe.6
     His father died on 13 Mar 1903, when Rudolph was 9 years old.17,18,19 Rudolph appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, in the household of his mother.7
     Rudolph registered for the draft for World War I on 5 Jun 1917, while living at Washington, Illinois, reporting he was self-employed as a farmer.20
     Rudolph was enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army in World War I 27 Jun 1918. He was discharged 10 Jun 1919.21,22
     He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, in the household of his mother.8
     Rudolph married Estella Sophia Hess, daughter of Jacob Hess Jr. and Amelia Esser, on 16 Feb 1921 in Washington, Illinois.12,13
     Rudolph and Estella appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 23 Apr 1930, reporting they rented their farm. Their children Harlan and Doris were listed as living with them, His first cousin, Charles Edward Glabe, and his family apparently lived close by, as they are listed as the second following household.23
     Rudolph and Estella appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 26 Apr 1940, reporting that they rented their home, for $20 per month, and that the family had lived in that house in 1935. Their three children were listed as living with them.24
     Rudolph registered for the draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942, while living at Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, reporting he was employed by self-employed as a farmer.1
     He was a farm laborer in 1920, and a farmer operating his own farm by 1930.25,26,27
     His wife died on 20 Aug 1982.28,29
     Rudolph died on 19 Jul 1990 in Illinois at age 96.14,15 He was buried in Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois.16

Children:
     Children with Estella Sophia Hess

The other child of Rudolph and Estella is still living.
  • Harlan Wayne Oetzel4,30,23 (21 Feb 1923 - 6 May 1983)
  • Doris Catherine Oetzel4,31,23 (20 Dec 1926 - 29 Dec 2008)

Citations

  1. [S3836] Rudolph Walter Oetzel, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration.
  2. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41810612, Rudolph W. Oetzel, includes photo of tombstone showing name.
  3. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Rudolph W. Oetzel, Soc. Sec. No. 361-30-9247.
  4. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  5. [S398] Hutchison, e-mail to author (100), 27 Jul 2001.
  6. [S3496] Adam Oetzel household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  7. [S3497] Caroline Oetzel household, 1910 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  8. [S3798] Caroline Oetzel household, 1920 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  9. [S3836] Rudolph Walter Oetzel, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration, shows date, town, as Farmdale, county, and state.
  10. [S3835] Rudolph Oetzel, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date, town, as Washington, and state.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41810612, Rudolph W. Oetzel, shows date, town, as East Peoria, county, and state, and includes photo of tombstone showing date.
  12. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, town, and state.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41810612, Rudolph W. Oetzel, includes photo of tombstone showing date.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41810612, Rudolph W. Oetzel, shows date and state, and includes photo of tombstone showing date.
  15. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Rudolph W. Oetzel, Soc. Sec. No. 361-30-9247, shows date.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41810612, Rudolph W. Oetzel, includes photo of tombstone.
  17. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, place, murderer as "a fanatic named Minch," Oetzel was working on his barn, and that Minch was shot while trying to excape.
  18. [S3479] Farmdale Cemetery, Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., ILL, online, shows date.
  19. [S3186] "Diabolism of Minch," Muskegon Daily Chronicle, 14 Mar 1903, dated Peoria, 14 Mar, shows name of murderer and Adam was Minch's brother-in-law.
  20. [S3835] Rudolph Oetzel, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  21. [S3504] "U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010," Ancestry.com, record for Rudolph Oetzel, shows dates and branch of service.
  22. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41810612, Rudolph W. Oetzel, includes photo of military plaque showing rank, branch, and conflict.
  23. [S3832] Rudolph Oetzel household, 1930 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  24. [S3834] Rudolph Oetzel household, 1940 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  25. [S3798] Caroline Oetzel household, 1920 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farm laborer, industry as working out.
  26. [S3832] Rudolph Oetzel household, 1930 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farmer, industry as farm, and an employer.
  27. [S3834] Rudolph Oetzel household, 1940 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farm operator, industry as farming, working on his own account.
  28. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41810660, Estella S. Hess Oetzel, shows date, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  29. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Estella Oetzel, Soc. Sec. No. 340-50-0339, shows month, year, and last residence as 61571 Washington, Tazewell, Illinois.
  30. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 67342643, Harlan W. Oetzel.
  31. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 32750883, Doris Catherine Oetzel Grove, includes transcript of obituary from 1 Jan 2009 Peoria Journal Star showing him as her father.