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Antoine Anthony Tony Harker

Male 1870 - 1955  (85 years)


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  • Name Antoine Anthony Tony Harker  [1, 2, 3
    Born 14 Apr 1870  Moestroff, Diekirch, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Oct 1955  Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
    Buried 10 Oct 1955  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Notes 
    • Anthony Harker was born in Moestroff , Luxembourg on April 14, 1869. He came to U.S. in 1886 and worked in John Shoemacher's butcher & grocery. His mother was Elizabeth Vernundi, his father Michael Harker. My mother has a note the town he came from was destroyed in World War I. I have a note saying his father's sister was Madame Canneghem, St.Martin, Lorey Meuse, France

      (Note: Tony had a sister, Elisabeth, who married Jean Baptiste Van Vanneghem)

      Note: During first world war:
      Moestroff was not destroyed or badly damaged. The German troops crossed the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg to go to Belgium and the Luxemburger army was not able to oppose them; as a result, no battles were held in the area of Moestroff. On an other side, the Luxemburger people had not to endure reprisals of the German soldiers because they resisted. These are the reasons why Moestroff, and also the other localities of the Grand-Duchy were saved from destruction. 
      During the second world war:
      During the Battle of the Bulge (Dec 1944 / beginning 1945), Moestroff and the localities in the neighborhood, situated not far from the German border, were in the way of the retreating German troops. In these localities, protected behind the Saure river, which was difficult for the US Army to cross in the winter, the German troops took position and organized a strong resistance against the US army, which was obliged to set these localities under heavy artillery and mortar fire, resulting in much damage. 

      Anton Harker and Susan Goschy married on 17 Apr 1894 in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin as were Susan's older brother Dominic Goschy and his wife, Mary Momper.
      It was a double-wedding ceremony.
      Ozaukee Co. Marr. Rec., Vol. 6, Pg. 1514

      1900 US Census, IL Kendall Co., Bristol, Toney Harker, born Apr 1869, age 31, married 7 years, born Germany, parents born France, immigrated to US in 1880, lived in US 20 years, naturalized, farmer, with wife Susan 27, sons John 4, Theodore 2, George

      1910 US Census, IL, Kendall Co., Bristol, Tony Harker, age 41, married once for 16 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated to US in 1887, naturalized, farmer, with wife Susan K. 38, John 14, Theodore 12, George 11, Amel 9, Mathew 8, Ferdinand 6, Francis 3, Margaret 1-4/12

      1920 US Census, IL, Kane Co., Bristol Twp., Antone Harker, owns farm, age 52, immigrated to US unknown year, born Luxemberg, father born France, mother born Luxemberg, farmer, with wife Susan 48, children Amel 19, Mathew 17, Ferdinand 15, Francis 12, Margaret 10, Oliver 9, Madeline 7, Tracy 2-4/12

      1930 US Census, IL, Kendall Co., Bristol, Tony Harker, owns farm, owns radio, age 61, first married age 25, born Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated to US in 1887, farmer, with wife Susanna 58, Oliver 19, Madeline 17, Theresa 12, lodger Leonard Nickels 25

      1940 US Census, Illinois, Kendall, Bristol, Tony Harker, 70, education H4, born Germany, farmer farming, wife Susan, education 8, born WI, daughter Thresa, 22, education H4, born IL, clerk department store, son Oliver, 29, education H3, born IL, farmer farming, daughter in law Georgia, 28, education H3, born MO, granddaughter Maxine, 6, born IL, granddaughter Dona, 3, born ILMich

      Anthony J. Harker, 87, of Base Line Rd., Bristol Twp., died this morning at St. Joseph Mercy hospital. He was born in Luxembourg, April 14, 1869. He is survived by five sons: John J. of Sugar Grove, Theodore of Elburn, Amel of Sycamore, Ferdinand and Oliver, borh of Bristol, four daughters, Mrs. Sam (Frances) Burton of Elgin, Mrs. Margaret Calkins, Mrs. Leonard (Madeline) Nickels, and Mrs. Earl (Teressa) Goodale, all of Sugar Grove, 27 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. His wife Suzanne and three sons, Peter, George and Mathew preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held from the Daleiden's Lincoln Ave. Mortuary, Monday morning at 9:30, to Holy Angels church at 10. Solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated by Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. F. Connor, interment in Mt. Olivet. The rosary will be recited at 8:00 o'clock Sunday night. Friends may call at the Mortuary at South Lincoln Ave. and Clark street after 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

      Death Certificate:
      Place of death: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Aurora, Kane, Illinois, 16 ds stay
      Usual address: Baseline Rd., R.D. 3, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois
      Name of deceased: Anthony John Harker
      Date of death: 7 Oct 1955
      Sex: male
      Color or race: white
      Marital status: widower
      Date of birth: 14 Apr 1869
      Age: 86 years
      Usual occupation: farmer
      Kind of business: self employed
      Birthplace: Luxemberg
      Citizenship: USA
      Father's name: Michael Harker
      Mother's name: Elizabeth Vernandy
      Ever in armerd forces: No
      Social Security No.: none
      Informant: Oliver Harker, Aurora, Illinois, son
      Cause of death: chronic conjunctive heart failure following broken right hip
      Autopsy: no
      Accident at home, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois, 21 Sep 1955
      Decedent walked with crutch and slipped on dining room floor at home, breaking right hip
      Signed L. Victor Peterson, Coroner, 8 Oct 1955
      Burial: 10 Oct 1955, Mt. Olivet, Aurora, Illinois
      Funeral director: Daleiden Bros., Aurora, Illinois

      Tony Harker Farm, Base Line Road, Bristol, Illinois, part of the North half of Section 4, Township 37 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian in the town of Bristol, 197.81 acres, located at the southeast corner of the intersection of routes 47 and 30 in Bristol. [8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]
    Person ID I20096  Mindrum
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2017 

    Father Michel Haquin,   b. 13 Oct 1826, Uckange, Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1874, Moestroff, Diekirch, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Venandy,   b. 29 Dec 1836, Moestroff, Diekirch, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1872, Moestroff, Diekirch, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1857  Bettendorf, Diekirch, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 22
    Family ID F15297  Group Sheet

    Family 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  [1, 14, 23, 24, 25
    Children 
     1. Peter Harker,   b. 22 Feb 1895,   d. 2 Mar 1895  (Age 0 years)
     2. John James Harker,   b. 5 Apr 1896, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1975, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Theodore Michael Harker,   b. 2 Nov 1897, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1964, Kane Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. George James Harker,   b. 22 Feb 1899, Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1929, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     5. Amel Peter Harker,   b. 27 Sep 1900, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1991  (Age 90 years)
     6. Martin Matthew Harker,   b. 19 Dec 1902, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1937, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     7. Ferdinand F. Harker,   b. 10 Jul 1904, Kendall Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1981, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Frances E. Harker,   b. 3 Jan 1907, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 2003, Elgin, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     9. Margaret Harker,   b. 21 Feb 1909, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 2005, Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     10. Oliver J. Harker,   b. 30 Dec 1910, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1982, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Madeline Harker,   b. 10 Aug 1912, Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 2000, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     12. Living
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F14072  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Harker, Susanna and Tony
    Harker, Susanna and Tony
    Harker, Tony and Susanna Goschey  Wedding
    Harker, Tony and Susanna Goschey Wedding
    Harker, Tony
    Harker, Tony

    Documents
    Harker, Anthony death certificate
    Harker, Anthony death certificate
    Harker, Antoine Anthony Tony birth certificate
    Harker, Antoine Anthony Tony birth certificate
    In the year one thousand eight hundred seventy, the fifteenth of the month april at one oclock in the afternoon is before us Hubert Salentiny, burgermeister, officer of the civil status of the commune of Bettendorf in the canton Diekirch, Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg, appeared Michel Haquin cultivator of status, forty-four years old, father of the newborn child, rsident of Moestroff, who presented us a child of male gender, born in Moestroff yesterday at five oclock in the morning, from him and his wife Elisabeth Wenandy, thirty-four years old, without status, resident in Moestroff, and whom he declared want to give the first name Antoine
    This registration and presentation were made in presence of Mathias Huberty resident of Moestroff and Conrad Betz cultivator, resident of Moestroff and both Komparents have, after it was read out to them, signed with us.

    Headstones
    Harker, Anthony
    Harker, Anthony
    Harker, Anthony and Susan Goschey
    Harker, Anthony and Susan Goschey

  • Sources 
    1. [S1871] Genealogy of Peter and Mary Goschey.

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    4. [S3822] 14 Apr 1869.

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    7. [S7861] 14 Apr 1870.

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

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    21. [S8419] Tony Harker Land Deed.

    22. [S7852] Marriage Certificates.

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

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

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