Jessie Myrtle Watson1,2,3

ID# 7350, (1886 - 1917)
FatherJohn Quincy Watson4,5,6 (5 Oct 1842 - 9 Jul 1934)
MotherLucy Florence Walker4,7 (30 May 1849 - 9 Jul 1928)

Key Events:

Birth: 5 Nov 1886, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois8,9,10
Marriage: 1908, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, Joseph Frank Prenger (28 Aug 1885 - 22 Sep 1943)11,12
Death: 27 Oct 1917, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois13,14
Burial: 29 Oct 1917, St. Joseph Cemetery15

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Jessie Myrtle Watson was born on 5 Nov 1886 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois.8,9,10 She was known to family as Love.
     She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents, John Quincy Watson and Lucy Florence Walker.5
     Jessie married Joseph Frank Prenger, son of Frederick Prenger and Mary Lucas, in 1908 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois.11,12
     After their marriage Jessie and Joseph lived with her elder sister, Min, and her husband Edwin Lehmann at 1709 N Perry Ave.16
     Jessie and Joseph moved to 208 Goodwin, about 1910.17 Jessie and Joseph appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 208 Goodwin, enumerated 18 Apr 1910, reporting they were renting their home. Thomas J. McPherson, a mechanic on a steam railway, is listed as rooming with them.18 Jessie's parents, Lucy and John Quincy Watson, moved in with Joseph and Jessie about 1913, living with them until Jessie's death.19 About 1913 they all moved across the street to 219A Goodwin.20 About 1916 they all moved to 602 5th Ave.21
     Jessie died on 27 Oct 1917 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at age 30.13,14 She was buried on 29 Oct 1917 in St. Joseph Cemetery.15
     According to family lore Jessie is supposed to have died in childbirth, but if so the effects where considerably delayed. Her last child was born in February and she died the following October.22

Children:
     Children with Joseph Frank Prenger:

Citations

  1. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999, shows name as Jessie Myrtle Watson.
  2. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as Jessie M. Watson.
  3. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Jessie Prenger, citing FHL#1543608, cert no 1201, shows father's surname as Watson.
  4. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999.
  5. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  6. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Jessie Prenger, citing FHL#1543608, cert no 1201, shows father as O. Watson.
  7. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows Jessie as the daughter of Lucy's husband, and that they had been married more years than the age of the child.
  8. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999, shows date, as 5th, city, county, and state.
  9. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Jessie Prenger, citing FHL#1543608, cert no 1201, shows date, as 7th, and state.
  10. [S913] John Q. Watson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 13, and state.
  11. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999, shows year, as 1908, city, county, and state.
  12. [S3477] Joe F Prenger household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows them married zero years.
  13. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Jessie Prenger, citing FHL#1543608, cert no 1201, shows date, city, county, and state.
  14. [S199] Pound, e-mail to author (100), "Misc questions", 5 May 1999, citing family Bible for date.
  15. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Jessie Prenger, citing FHL#1543608, cert no 1201.
  16. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1909 pg 668 shows Joseph at 1709 N Perry av, the address of the Lehmanns.
  17. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1910-1911 pg 707, and 1912-13 pg 790.
  18. [S3477] Joe F Prenger household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  19. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1913-1914 pg 1092 shows John Q. and Lucy F. at 208 Goodwin.
  20. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1913-1914 pg 835, 1914-1915 pg 767, and 1915-1916 pg 797.
  21. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1916 pg 796 shows the Prengers at 602 5th av and pg 878 shows John Q. and Lucy Watson at same address.
  22. [S24] Interview, Carmen Glabe Reigel, 7 Oct 1998.
  23. [S3512] "Deaths: Prenger," The Times-Picayune, 29 Sep 1981.