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Amel Peter Harker

Male 1900 - 1991  (90 years)


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  • Name Amel Peter Harker  [1
    Born 27 Sep 1900  Bristol, Kendall, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Jul 1991  Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Notes 
    • Amel Peter Harker, 90, of Montgomery, Illinois, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 2, 1991 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora. He was born on September 27, 1900 in Bristol, Illinois, the son of Anthony and Susanna Harker. He attended a country school in Bristol Township. He was united in marriage to Lorene Paris on May 17, 1923. They made their home in Batavia, Illinois. He worked as a brass molder for 23 years at the Challenge Wind Engine and Pump Co., Shumways Foundry and Sperry's Foundry. He belonged to the Molders Union of Batavia. Amel and his family moved to Montgomery in 1946. In 1951, Amel returned to his first love of farming in which he spent the next 15 years of his life in Sycamore and Sugar Grove. Upon retirement, they returned to Montgomery. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Sylvia (Henson) Harker; one daughter, Joyce Nodruff, of Montgomery; one son, Donald (Reba) Harker, of Aurora and one stepson, Chet Henson, of Muncie, Indiana; four sisters, Francis Burton, of Elgin, Illinois, Margaret Greyer, of Sugar Grove, Madeline Nickels, of Sugar Grove and Tressa Goodale, of Mesa, Arizona; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Lorene (Paris) Harker; his daughter, Betty (Stan) Ellis; a grandson, Amel P. Harker at birth; his parents, Anthony and Susanna (Goschey) Harker; seven brothers, Peter, John, Theodore, George, Matthew, Ferdinand and Oliver Harker. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 at the Dieterle Memorial Home. The Rev. Paul Graham will officiate with burial in River Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Dieterle Memorial Home. Memorials may be made to the Montgomery United Methodist Church in his memory.

      1930 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Batavia, Amel P. Harker, owns home on 129 Prairie St. valued at 4,300, owns radio, 29, first married 22, born IL, parents born Germany, moulder foundry, wife Lorene, 30, first married 22, born IN, father born KY, mother born IN, son Donald A., 5, born IL, daughter Betty L., 3-10/12, born IL, daughter Joyce I., 2-2/12, born IL

      1940 US Census, Illinois, Kane, Batavia, Amel Harker, owns home at 129 S. Prairie valued at 3,500, 39, education 8, born IL, moulder foundry, wages 2000, wife Lorene, 40, born IN, son Donald A., 15, education H1, born IL, daughter Betty L., 13, education 7, born IL, daughter Joyce, 12, education 6, born IL [2, 6, 7]
    Person ID I20520  Mindrum
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2018 

    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  [8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F14072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lavania Lorene Paris,   b. 22 Feb 1900, Vincennes, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1970, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 17 May 1923  Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Donald A. Harker,   b. 23 Jul 1924, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 2000, Aurora, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Elizabeth Betty L. Harker,   b. 21 May 1926, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1975  (Age 48 years)
     3. Joyce Eileen Harker,   b. 20 Jan 1928, Batavia, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 2016, Montgomery, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F14377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sylvia Knoop Henson,   b. 9 Nov 1902,   d. 29 Dec 1996, Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1972  [8
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F16100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Harker, Amel Peter & Lavania Lorene Paris
    Harker, Amel Peter & Lavania Lorene Paris

    Headstones
    Harker, Amel and Lorene Paris
    Harker, Amel and Lorene Paris

  • Sources 
    1. [S1873] Families of Du Page, Grundy, Kendall and Will Counties in northeastern Illinois, www.ancestry.com, John Fishbeck, jfishbeck@yahoo.com.

    2. [S1698] Amel Harker obituary, Aurora Beacon News, 3 July 1991.

    3. [S1744] Amel P. Harker funeral card.

    4. [S16] Social Security Death Index.

    5. [S6231] www.findagrave.com.

    6. [S8303] 1930 United States Federal Census.

    7. [S8304] 1940 United States Federal Census.

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

    9. [S3859] Wisonsin Historical Society, wisconsinhistory.org, Wisconsin Genealogy Index, Marriage Record Details, volume 2, page 0129.

    10. [S4665] Jerry Janty, Our Gauche - Goschey Heritage, (Belgium, Wisconsin, 12 Sep 2009), place.

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

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