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John James Harker[1]

Male 1896 - 1975  (78 years)


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  • Name John James Harker  [2
    Born 5 Apr 1896  Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Mar 1975  Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 7 Mar 1975  Jericho Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • 1920 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Sugar Grove, John Harker, boarder, 23, born IL, parents born Luxembrg, parents mother tongue German, farmer working out

      1930 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Sugar Grove, John J. Harker, rents farm, owns radio, 34, first married age 25, born IL, father born Germany, mother born IL, farmer general farm, wife Alice 30, first married age 21, born IL, father born PA, mother born Canada, daughter Shirley Mae 8, born IL, daughter Marjorie J. 6, born IL

      1940 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Sugar Grove, John Harker, 44, education 7, born IL, farmer, wife Alice, 40, education H3, born IL, daughter Shirley Mae, 17, education H3, born IL, daughter Marjorie, 16, education H2, born IL

      John J. Harker, 77, of Sugar Grove, died Tuesday in Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born April 5, 1896 in Aurora. Hr. Harker was a member of Sugar Grove Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau, Post 520 American Legion of Big Rock and was a director of Jericho Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Alice (Kern); a daughter; five granddaughters; a great-grandson; three brothers, Amel Harker of Montgomery, Ferdinand Harker of Plano and Oliver Harker of Bristol; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Burton of Elgin, Mrs. Margaret Greyer and Mrs. Madeline Nickels, both of Sugar Grove and Mrs. Tressa Goodale of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and by a daughter, Shirley Harker. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Healy Chapel. The Rev. James D. McKelvey will officiate. Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.

      Alternate birthplace, Bristol Twp., Kendall Co., IL

      Enlisted in Navy in WWI. Trained on U.S.S. Illinois and at Great Lakes. Convoy duty on U.S.S. So. Dakota. Electrician 2nd Class.

      Death Certificate:
      Deceased: John J. Harker
      Sex: male
      Date of Death: 4 Mar 1975
      Race: White
      Age: 78 years
      Date of birth: 5 Apr 1896
      Place of death: Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois
      Birthplace: Illinois
      Citizenship: USA
      Marital status: Married
      Name of surviving spouse: Alice Kern
      Social Security number:
      Occupation: farmer
      U.S. War Veteran: Yes, W. W. #1
      Residence: Rte. #1, Box 125, Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois
      Father: Anthony Harker
      Mother: Susan Goshey
      Informant: Marjorie H. Anderson, daughter, 1040 62nd Ct., Downers Grove, Illinois
      Cause of death: congestive heart failure recurrent, 2 weeks, arteriosclerotic heart disease, 18 mo.
      Attending doctor: Thomas A. O'Stree?, MD
      Burial: Jericho Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Illinois
      Funeral home: Healy Undertaking, Aurora, Illinois
      Local Registrar: Elizabeth Pietriwicz?
      Date: 6 Mar 1975 [2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Person ID I19294  Mindrum
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2016 

    Father Antoine Anthony Tony Harker,   b. 14 Apr 1870, Moestroff, Diekirch, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1955, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Susanna Goschey,   b. 27 Sep 1871, Fredonia, Ozaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1947, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1894  St. John's Church, Waubeka, Ozaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Family ID F14072  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Elizabeth Virginia Kern,   b. 25 Apr 1899, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1979, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1921  Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Married by Rev. J. A. Quinn
    Children 
     1. Shirley Mae Harker,   b. 15 Apr 1922,   d. 20 Dec 1967  (Age 45 years)
     2. Marjorie Jean Harker,   b. 10 Dec 1923, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 2015, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F13502  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Harker, John & Alice
    Harker, John & Alice
    John & Alice Harker at Shirley Harker's wedding.
    Harker Farm - Haying
    Harker Farm - Haying
    Harker, John and Alice Kern
    Harker, John and Alice Kern
    Harker, John
    Harker, John
    Harker, John
    Harker, John
    Harker, John
    Harker, John
    Goyette, Bill, with Earl Kern, Charles Goyette, John Harker, Ben Benjamin
    Goyette, Bill, with Earl Kern, Charles Goyette, John Harker, Ben Benjamin
    Harker Brothers at school
    Harker Brothers at school
    Harker, John at school
    Harker, John at school

    Documents
    Harker, John death certificate
    Harker, John death certificate

    Headstones
    Harker, John J., Alice Kern, Shirley M. and Anderson, Gene Wilson
    Harker, John J., Alice Kern, Shirley M. and Anderson, Gene Wilson

  • Sources 
    1. [S1860] Marjorie Anderson GEDCOM, August, 2003.

    2. [S1861] Records of Alice Kern.

    3. [S351] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com.

    4. [S3830]

    5. [S7829]

    6. [S16] Social Security Death Index.

    7. [S3823]

    8. [S3824]

    9. [S6452]

    10. [S1873]

    11. [S1871] Genealogy of Peter and Mary Goschey.

    12. [S3859]

    13. [S4665] Jerry Janty, (Belgium, Wisconsin, 12 Sep 2009), place.

    14. [S8664] Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin Marriages, Vol. 6, p. 1514, marriage place Roman Catholic Church Fredonia, Wisconsin.

    15. [S8678] St. John's Church, Waubeka, Wisconsin, Marriages, p. 184.

    16. [S2974] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900.