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Joseph D. Kern[1]

Male 1832 - 1918  (85 years)


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  • Name Joseph D. Kern  [2
    Born 3 Aug 1832  New London, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1918  Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Joseph G. Kern was born in New London, Canada on August 3, 1832 and died February 12, 1918. He came to Chicago, then called Fort Dearborn, with his family in 1837. He went to Bristol, Illinois with his family a few years later and married Mary Elizabeth Lewis at Little Rock, Illinois on September 20, 1860. On August 9, 1862 he enlisted in Company H 89th Regiment Illinois volunteers and was mustered the same day. He took part in the battles of Checkamauga, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain and others. He was with Gen. Sherman's march to the sea and lost his left arm at the Battle of Resaca near Atlanta, Georgia on May 27, 1864. He was discharged April 20, 1865 for disability. In 1868, he was elected sheriff of Kendall County and served four years. After his term expired, he engaged in the insurance business in Sandwich where he made his home.

      1870 US Census, Illinois, Kendall, Kendall, Joseph D. Kern 37, value of personal estate 600, sherriff of Kendall Co., born Canada, parents foreign born, with wife Mary 28, born IL, children Frank 5, born IL, Jesse 3, born IL, Clara 10/12, born IL

      1880 US Census, Illinois, DeKalb, Sandwich, Joseph D. Kern 47, carpenter, born Canada, parents born Ireland, with wife Mary C. 37, born IL, father born Wales, mother born NY, children Frank W. 14, born IL, Jesse L. 12, born IL, Clara 11, born IL

      1900 US Census, Illinois, DeKalb, Sandwich, Joseph Kern, born Aug 1832, age 67, married 39 years, born Canada, parents born Ireland, immigrated to US 1834, resident for 66 years, insurance agent, with wife Mary E., born Sep 1842, age 57, married 39 years, mother of 5 children 3 living, born IL, father born Wales, mother born NY, daughter Clara, born Sep 1870, age 29, single, born IL, school teacher

      1910 US Census, Illinois, DeKalb, Sandwich, Joseph D. Kern, 77, married 50 years, born Canada, immigrated to US 1836, naturalized citizen, with wife Mary E., 67, married 50 years, mother of 5 children 3 living, born IL, daughter Clara, 40, single, born IL, no occupation

      9 Aug 1862, enlisted in Co. H. 89th Regt. ILL. Vols.
      27 May 1864, lost left arm near Atlanta, GA.
      1868 Sheriff of Kendall Co., served 4 yrs. [2, 3, 4, 7, 8]
    Person ID I19333  Mindrum
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2013 

    Father William Kern,   b. 30 Oct 1795, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1866, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Tackaberry,   b. 30 Apr 1797, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1871, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1818 
    Family ID F13508  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Elizabeth Lewis,   b. 1 Sep 1842, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1929, Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1860  Kendall Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Frank Wesley Kern,   b. Jun 1865, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1916, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Jesse Lewis Kern,   b. 10 Mar 1868, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1943, Sandwich, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Clara Kern,   b. 1 Sep 1869, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1939, Sandwich, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Edward Kern,   d. Dec
     5. Joseph Kern,   d. Dec
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F13516  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    Kern, Joseph D.

    Headstones
    Kern, Joseph D.
    Kern, Joseph D.
    Kern headstone
    Kern headstone
    Mary, Joseph, Emma, Clara, Jesse

    Histories
    Kern, Joseph D.
    Kern, Joseph D.

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

    2. [S1861] Records of Alice Kern.

    3. [S2925]

    4. [S2927]

    5. [S2960]

    6. [S5211]

    7. [S2926]

    8. [S2928]

    9. [S1877] State of Illinois - Index of marriages,1851-1900.

    10. [S1952] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, Vol. A; Page 83; License 710; Vol. A 1; Page 0093.