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Husband:  Eduard / Edward HILLER
Birth:  21 Mar 1831, Baden [Germany]
Death:  3 Oct 1907, Ogle Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Adeline Cemetery, Adeline, Maryland Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Migration:  1837, came to United States, w/parents
Occupation:  grist miller, farmer
Father:  Henry HILLER
Mother:  Julia Anna __?__
Marriage:  1854, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL
Birth:  25 Aug 1835, Mangenhart?, Baden [Germany]
Death:  4 Dec 1910, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Adeline Cemetery, Adeline, Maryland Twp., Ogle Co., IL
Migration:  1846/49, came to United States, w/parents
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jacob SCHREIBER
Mother:  Anna Catharina GARWIG
Children (data in braces are {year: age, birthplace} from the censuses):
born in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL:
  1.  Joseph HILLER, b. 29 Jul 1855  {1860: 5, IL}; d.s.p. 23 Oct 1869; bur. Adeline Cem.
  2.  Charles P. HILLER, b. 24 Aug 1856  {1860: 4, IL; 1870: 14, IL}
  3.  Rebecca HILLER, b. 23 Nov 1857  {1860: 3, IL; 1870: 12, IL}; m. Mr. HILL; of Mason City, IA, in 1910
  4.  Samuel HILLER, b. 2 Apr 1859  {1860: 1, IL; 1870: __; 1880: 21, IL; 1900: __; 1910: 51, IL
  5.  Henry HILLER, b. 9 Jul 1860  {1870: 9, IL; 1880: 18, IL}; of Steelville, MO, in 1910
  6.  Christiana HILLER, b. aft. 1 Jun 1860; d.s.p. 6 Apr 1861; bur. Adeline Cem.
  7.  Jacob R. HILLER, b. 28 Mar 1862  {1870: 8, IL}; of Steelville, MO, in 1910
  8.  Elizabeth "Lizzie" HILLER, b. 15 Jan 1864  {1870: 6, IA; 1880: 16, IL; 1900: 36, IL; 1910: 46, IL

born in Albion Twp., Butler Co., IA:
  9.  Emma HILLER, b. 15 Jan 1866  {1870: 4, IA}; m. Mr. SMITH; of Cedar Falls, IA, in 1910; of IA in 1926
10.  Jonas HILLER, b. 25 Feb 1868  {1870: 3, IA; 1880: 12, IA}
11.  Catharine "Katie" HILLER, b. 1 Mar 1870  {1870: 2m, IA; 1880: 9, IA}; d. 31 Jan 1911, Twin Bridges, MT; m. Mr. RICHARDS
12.  Sarah HILLER, b. 2 Feb 1872; d.s.p. by 1880
13.  May HILLER, b. 20 May 1875  {1880: 5, IA}; of the Canary Islands in 1910
14.  Edward HILLER, Jr., b. 30 Apr 1877  {1880: 3, IA; 1900: 23, IA}; of Steelville, MO, in 1910; of Spokane, WA, in 1926

Sources (n.b., Ogle Co. was formed in 1836 from Jo Daviess Co.):

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index:  Illinois, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-250):  not found, but there are no Stephenson Co. records on the CD.

1b.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:  not found, but the database does not include any Stephenson County records.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1850 (Broderbund CD-317):  can't find.  Edward is not living with his mother in the 1850 census, and this agrees with his bio (see below), but I can't find him in Galena [Jo Daviess Co., IL] or in California, at least not in this index under any name I can dream up to search on.

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #577 of 583):  Wales P.O., Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL, p. 937, PN 577, 2123/4007, enumerated 31 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Eduard Hiller 29 M   Farmer 3000 700 Baden G
Mary Ann 25 F         "
Joseph  5 M         Ills
Charles  4 M         "
Rebecca  3 F         "
Samuel  1 M         "
Michael Foster 36 M   F L 600   Baden G
Magdeline Fox 61 F         "

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #18 of 26):  Butler Center P.O., Albion Twp., Butler Co., IA, Roll 379 (Book 1), p. 614B, PN 18, 150/157, enumerated 1 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Hiller Edward 39 M W Miller Prop'r 20,000 600 Prussia
______ Mary 34 F W Keeping House     Prussia
______ Charles 14 M W Teaming     Illinois
______ Rebecca 12 M W At Home     Illinois
______ Henry  9 M W Attends School     Illinois
______ Jacob  8 M W Attends School     Illinois
______ Elizabeth  6 F W Attends School     Iowa
______ Emma  4 F W       Iowa
______ Jonas  3 M W       Iowa
______ Catharine 2/12 F W       Iowa
Where is Samuel?  Elizabeth was born in Illinois.

5.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #20 of 40):  Meramec Twp., Crawford Co., MO, p. 72D, PN 20, SD 3, ED 56, enumerated 16 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
181 189 Hiller Edward W M 49     / Grist Miller     / Baden Baden Baden
    ______ Mary Ann W F 46 Wife   / Keeping House     / Baden Baden Baden
    ______ Samuel W M 21 Son /   Works in Gristmill       IL Baden Baden
    ______ Elizabeth W F 16 Dau /     /     IL Baden Baden
    ______ Henry W M 18 Son /   ??? Teaming   / / IL Baden Baden
    ______ Jonas W M 12 Son /   At School /     IA Baden Baden
    ______ Catharine W F  9 Dau /   At Home /     IA Baden Baden
    ______ May W F  5 Dau /   At Home       IA Baden Baden
    ______ Edward Jr W M  3 Son /   At Home       IA Baden Baden
Where is Emma?

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #7 of 25):  Meramec Twp., Phelps Co., MO, Roll 881 (Book 1), p. 243A, SN 4, SD 149, ED 105, enumerated 13 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
61 61 Hiller, Edward Head W M Mar 1831 69 M 46     Ger Ger Ger 1839 61 Na Farmer 0 Y Y Y O M F 60
    ______, Mary A Wife W F Aug 1835 64 M 46 11 11 Ger Ger Ger 1846 54       Y Y Y        
    ______, Edward Son W M Mar 1877 23 M  2     IA Ger Ger       Farmer 0 Y Y Y        
    ______, Mary F Dau-in-law W F Oct 1877 22 M  2  1  1 MO MO MO           Y Y Y        

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #13 of 30):  Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL, Roll 314 (Book 2), p. 156A, SN 7A, SD 4, ED 74, enumerated 27-28 Apr 1910; official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 23 24 26 27 28 29
167 167 Light Martitin Head M W 62 M2 19     IL PA PA   Eng Farmer Home Farm OA Y Y O F F 33
    _____ Lizzie H Wife F W 46 M1 19 6 6 IL Ger Ger   Eng None     Y Y        
    [Martin & Lizzie's children]
    Hiller Mary Mother-in-law F W 74 Wd       Ger Ger Ger 1849 Eng None     Y Y        

9.  Obituary of Mary Hiller from The Ogle County Republican (Oregon, IL), Thursday, 8 Dec 1910 (courtesy of Dennis Stephens):
Death has again visited our midst, taking another one of our aged citizens, Mrs. Mary A. Hiller, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Light, on Sunday morning, Dec. 4th, at the hour of 9 o'clock.  Mr. and Mrs. Hiller were among the early settlers of our township; and, when the village of Leaf River was laid out, they were among the first ones to come to Leaf River, Mr. Hiller building a residence and the flour mill, which he afterward sold.  Several years ago Mr. Hiller went to his rest; and, since his death, Mrs. Hiller has made her home mostly with Mr. and Mrs. Martin Light.  The funeral was held Tuesday the 6th at the residence at 11 o'clock.  The Reverend Keiser of Forreston and Rev. E.E. Plumley of Leaf River officiating.  Thus has another good mother answered the final call.  One by one, the early settlers who have been with us for many years are being called to their home.  Mrs. Hiller leaves to mourn her loss, of her immediate family, 4 sons and 5 daughters, Jacob, Henry and Edward, all of Steelville, Mo., and Samuel Hiller of Nevada; Mrs. Martin Light of Leaf River, Mrs. Emma Smith of Cedar Falls, Ia., Miss May Hiller of the Canary Islands; Mrs. Katie Richards of Montana; and Mrs. Rebecca Hill of Mason City, Ia.  Besides these a number of grandchildren, relatives, and friends mourn the loss of the departed.  Mrs. Hiller had passed her 76th year of life and, until the last few months, had been in good health.  Her remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Adeline cemetery by the following, who were chosen as pall bearers:  I.A. Fossler, W.T. Tuttle, Samuel C. Kretsinger, Henry F. Myers, George W. Finkboner, and Edward F. Bressler.

10.  Horace G. Kauffman & Rebecca H. Kauffman, eds.  1909.  "History of Ogle County" in Newton Bateman & Paul Selby, eds. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois.  Vol. 2.  Munsell Publ. Co., Chicago (online at the Ogle County ILGenWeb site).  On p. 902:
EDWARD HILLER (Deceased), Leaf River Township, Ogle County, Ill.  In earlier days, before the business of milling had been placed on its present footing and when transportation facilities were so inadequate that a mill was necessary in every neighborhood, the miller was a man of great importance in his community; and the business everywhere attracted capital and brains.  The well remembered citizen whose name appears above was a leader in this industry.  Edward Hiller was born in Baden, Germany, March 21, 1831, and came with his parents to America in 1837, settling in North Grove, Ogle County.  In 1854, Mr. Hiller married at Freeport, [Stephenson Co.,] Ill., Miss Mary A. Schreiber, and they had seven sons and six daughters.

He was a farmer extensively until 1864 when he removed to Iowa and engaged in milling.  In 1878, he went from Iowa to Missouri where he lived until 1881 when he returned to Ogle County and built the Leaf River Roller Mill.  During his active life he built and operated seven flour mills and two sawmills in the states of Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.  A man of enterprise and force of character, he was always planning and carring out worthy business projects, and though he met with some reverses, he was of too stern stuff to weakly succumb to them.  His education was limited, but by reading and observation he became well-informed.  About this time Mr. Hiller did considerable teaming to and from Chicago, a distance of 100 miles.  In 1850 after spending two years in the lead mines near Galena, [Jo Daviess Co., IL,] he made an overland trip to California with an ox-team, which was marked by many hardships and perils.  In 1871 he visited Europe, and what he saw there was of the greatest interest to him as he was blessed by the possession of a thoughtful and practical mind and found edification in a comparision of conditions in the old world with the conditions in our newer country.  He was an earnest Christian and an indefatigable Bible reader.  The last two years of his life were spent in the home of his daughter, the amiable and accomplished wife of Martin Light, of Leaf River Township.  His widow, with whom he traveled life's pathway more than fifty years, survives.  He is buried by the side of his parents in the Adeline Cemetery.  At his passing, many a Christian man and woman who had long known him was impelled to repeat: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."  He died October 3, 1907, in the seventy-seventh year of his age.  A biographical sketch of Martin Light, his son-in-law, will be found in its proper order in this volume.

11.  Email from Roger Cramer; see Roger & Sue Cramer's Genealogy Site.

12.  Email from Dennis Stephens; also his web site, which includes an extensive PDF file of The Descendants of Jacob SCHREIBER.

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