Decendants ofJacob Arthur Vandruff

22. JACOB ARTHUR3 VANDRUFF (JOSHUA2,HENRY1) was born September 08, 1827 in Greene County,Pennsylvania239, and died June 01, 1880 in Black HawkTownship,Illinois240. He married LOUISA H. EBERHART, "ELIZA"September 06, 1849 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois241.She was born February 07, 1830 in Clyde, Wayne, New York242,and died July 18, 1903 in Rock Island, RockIsland, Illinois243.

Transcription of probate court document concerning the disbursement offunds from the estate of Jacob Vandruff In County Court, December Term,1888
State of Illinois
Rock Island County
In The Matter of the Estate of Jacob Vandruff, Deceased
To the Honorable Judge of the said Court;
The undersigned, Louisa Vandruff, Admx of the estate of Jacob Vandruff,deceased, respectfully reports to the court that, in pursuance of aprevious order of the Court in the abovematter, she paid and distributed to the widow and heirs of the decedentthe sum of $2158.11, according to theirrespective interests therein as
determined by the laws of descent of the State of Illinois and filesherewith the receipts therefor of the said widow and heirs, that is tosay:
to Louisa Vandruff, widow $709.37
To Charles Vandruff, son $144.87
To Lemuel A. Vandruff, son $144.87
To Samuel O Vandruff, son $144.87
To Edwin E. Vandruff, son $144.87
To Ellen E. Wynes, Daughter $144.87
To Jacob A. Vandruff, son $144.87
To Anna L Vandruff, Daughter $144.87
To Martha J Vandruff, Daughter $144.87
To Elizabeth M. Vandruff, Daughter$144.87
To Stella M. Vandruff, Daughter $144.87
The last two shares being paid to Louisa Vandruff, their guardian.
All of which is respectfully submitted
I also acknowledge receipt of $709.37 - my dower interest in thepersonal estate of deceased.
|s| Louisa Vandruff
Admx of the estate of Jacob Vandruff, deceased.

Extraction from 1850 Census, Rock Island County, IL
House # 1297
Vandruff, Jacob, age 23, farmer, born in PA
Vandruff, Louisa, age 20, born in NY

Extraction from
The Past and Present of Rock Island County, Ill
Pub. 1877
page 383; Black Hawk Township
Vandruff, Jacob, farmer; Sec. 15, P.O. Milan; dem; Meth, from Penn.

Transcription of Chippiannock Cemetery record
Plot V, p. 99
West side: Jacob V VANDRUFF/Born/Sept 1827/Died June 1 1880
"The summer flowers have/bloomed upon thy grave/and hopes longcherished been rudely crushed/yet sacred memory ever/kind andtrue/brings thee in beauty/from the dust."
See also Henry Vandruff (North side inscription) and Joshua VANDRUFF(South side inscription)

Extraction from the 1860 Federal Census
Black Hawk Township, Rock Island County, Illinois
Series: M653 Roll: 222 Page: 300
Dwelling 377, Family 361
June 11, 1860
Vandruff, Jacob, age 31, b. PA
Vandruff, Louisa, age 30, b. NY
Vandruff, Chas. H., age 10, b. IL
Vandruff, Lemuel Andrew, age 8, b. IL
Vandruff, Samuel Oscar, age 5, b. IL
Vandruff, Edwin Elmer, age 2, b. IL
Vandruff, Edwina Ellen, age 2, b. IL
Vandruff, Jacob Arthur, age 9/12, b. IL

Extraction from the 1870 Federal Census
Black Hawk Township, Rock Island County, Illinois
Page 55-B
July 23, 1870
Vandruff, Jacob, age 42, b. PA
Vandruff, Louisa, age 40, b. NY
Vandruff, Lemuel, age 18, b. IL
Vandruff, Oscar, age 16, b. IL
Vandruff, Edwin, age 13, b. IL
Vandruff, Ellen, age 13, b. IL
Vandruff, Arthur, age 11, b. IL
Vandruff, Anna, age 9, b. IL
Vandruff, Martha, age 6, b. IL
Vandruff, Elizabeth, age 3, b. IL

Extraction from the 1880 Federal Census
Online at www.familysearch.com
Black Hawk, Rock Island, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254245
NA Film Number T9-0245
Page Number 190D
Jacob WOODRUFF Self M Male W 53 VA Farmer VA VA
Louisa WOODRUFF Wife M Female W 52 PA Keeping House PA PA
Edward WOODRUFF Son S Male W 23 IL Farmer VA PA (Edwin?)
Arthur WOODRUFF Son S Male W 20 IL Farmer VA PA
Anna WOODRUFF Dau S Female W 18 IL At Home VA PA
Mattie WOODRUFF Dau S Female W 16 IL At Home VA PA
Libbie WOODRUFF Dau S Female W 13 IL VA PA
Estella WOODRUFF Dau S Female W 7 IL VA PA
Henry WOODRUFF Brother S Male W 63 PA Retired Farmer VA VA

Burial: June 03, 1880, Chippiannock Cemetery, Private Lot 416, RockIsland, IL244
Census: 1860, Rock Island Co., Black Hawk Twp.245
Fact 1: December 1885, Probate documents on file246

Transcription of Obituary
From The Argus
Rock Island, Illinois
(Rock Island County)
Saturday, July 18, 1903
Mrs. Louisa Vandruff Passes
Away at Home in South
Rock Island
Mrs. Louisa Vandruff, one of the old residents of the county, died thismorning at her home in South Rock Island of complications due toadvanced age. She was born in Clyde, N. Y. andwas 73 years of age Feb. 7. She had been a resident of this county forthe past 60 years, during thegreater part of which time she lived with her husband, the late JacobVandruff, near Milan. The latter passed away in1880. There are 10 surviving children: Carl H., of Westland, Iowa;Lemual A., of Holbrook, Neb.; Oscar S., ofHarvard, Neb.; Mrs. James L. Wynes, of South Rock Island; Edwin E., ofYork, Neb.; J. Arthur, of Milan; Mrs.Leven Barr, of West Plains, Mo.; Mrs. P. S. Merle, of Oakland, Cal.;Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Estelle M., of South Rock Island.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon.
(Same newspaper, Monday, July 20, 1903)
The funeral of the late Mrs. Louisa Vandruff was held at 2 o'clocktoday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. James L. Wynes, in South RockIsland. Rev. Smith, of the MilanMethodist church, officiated. The burial was made at Chippiannockcemetery.

Transcription of probate documents
pertaining to the estate of Louisa H. Vandruff
Rock Island County
In the County Court of said County
In Probate
April Term A.D. 1906
And now on this sixth day of May A.D. 1906, comes Fred Titterington,Administrator of said Estate and files herein his report ofdistribution of the funds in his hand according tothe order for distribution entered in this Court on the twenty-ninthday of December A.D. 1905, and it appearingto the Court that all claims and demands against said estate have beenfully satisfied and the costs of thisCourt fully paid, and that said Administrator has distributed to therespective heirs of said deceased all of the balanceof the funds in his hands as per said order of distribution.
It is therefore ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that said FredTitterington Administrator as aforesaid, be and he is hereby dischargedand the sureties on his official bondare discharged and released from all further liability herein, and saidestate closed.
Done in open court this sixth day of May A.D. 1906.
/S/ Elwin E. Parmenter

Transcription of undated document included with probate papers forLouisa H. Vandruff
The undersigned would further report that more than two years haveelapsed since he was appointed
Administrator herein and that all claims filed against said estate havebeen paid in full as have all costs of
Administration including the costs of this Court.
That said balance of $1129.03 in his hands should be distributed to thevarious heirs at law of the deceased who are as follows: - - C. H.Vandruff, L.A. Vandruff, Ella E. Wynes,Elizabeth M. Staley, Estelle M. Vandruff, Oscar Vandruff, EdwardVandruff, Anna Barr, Mattie Merle, and Jacob A.Vandruff, all her children and sole heirs at law.
That each of said children is entitled to 1/10 of said balance or$112.90.
The undersigned therefore respectfully prays that this Court will enteran order herein directing him to give such notice to said heirs of thefiling of this report as to him may seembest, and of the date when said report will be by him approved unlessobjections to the approval of the same are filedherein, and that upon said date if no objections to the approval ofthis report are filed herein, that hewill approve this report and enter an order herein directing him todistribute to each of said above named heirs his orher distributive share and that upon his filing receipts of saidseveral heirs and their several distributive shares,the undersigned and his surety on his official bond may be dischargedand relieved from all further liability herein.All of which is respectfully submitted.
/S/ Fred Titterington

Transcription of
Chippiannock Cemetery record
Plot V, p. 100
Hdst. Louisa EBERHARDT/Wife of/ J. VANDRUFF/ 1830-1903

Burial: July 20, 1903, Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, IL247
Fact 1: April 1906, Probate documents on file248
Fact 2: Son's marriage record shows mother's name as Louisa Vanhorn(1881)249
Obituary: On file 3/1/2003

i. JOSEPHENE4 VANDRUFF, b. Aft. 1849,Unknown; d. October 24, 1855,Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois250.

Burial: October 1855, Dickson Cemetery, Rock Island, IL250

101. ii. CHARLES HENRY VANDRUFF, b. August24, 1850, Rock Island, RockIsland, Illinois; d. September 25, 1938, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie,Iowa.
102. iii. LEMUEL ANDREW VANDRUFF, "LEM",b. March 16, 1852, RockIsland, Rock Island, Illinois; d. June 17, 1940, Elwood, Gosper,Nebraska.
103. iv. SAMUEL OSCAR VANDRUFF, b. July04, 1854, Rock Island, RockIsland, Illinois; d. November 24, 1941, Hastings, Clay, Nebraska.
104. v. EDWIN ELMER VANDRUFF, ("EDWARD?"),b. July 11, 1857, RockIsland, Rock Island, Illinois; d. July 04, 1938, Grand Junction, Mesa,Colorado.
105. vi. ELEANOR E. VANDRUFF, ("ELLA"), b.July 11, 1857, Rock IslandCounty, Illinois; d. January 27, 1945, East Moline, Rock Island,Illinois.
106. vii. JACOB ARTHUR VANDRUFF, "ATT", b.September 16, 1859, BigIsland, Rock Island, Illinois; d. November 19, 1954, Moose Jaw,Saskatchewan, Canada.
viii. JOSEPH H. VANDRUFF, b. Bef. 1860,Unknown; d. July 09, 1860, RockIsland, Rock Island, Illinois250.

Burial: July 1860, Dickson Cemetery, Rock Island, IL250

107. ix. ANNA L. VANDRUFF, b. November1861, Unknown, Illinois; d.Unknown, Unknown.
x. MARTHA JANE VANDRUFF, "MATTIE", b.August 07, 1864, Unknown,Illinois251; d. August 21, 1949, Contra Costa County,California252; m. P. S. MERLE, Unknown, Unknown;b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.

Possible California Death Index Listing for Merle, Martha J.
Sp. Init. PM
County 07 (Contra Costa)
DOD: 8/21/1949
Reg. # 108, File # 66783
Brother Lemuel A. Vandruff's obituary lists (among others)
a sister, Martha Merle of Martines, California
Martinez, California is in Contra Costa County.

Burial: August 1949, Unknown

Notes for P. S. MERLE:
Possible CA death index listing:
Merle, P. spouse intital "T", Co 01, 11/23/1947, Reg. # 4017, StateFile No. 47-79227

More About P. S. MERLE:
Burial: Unknown, Unknown

xi. ELIZABETH M. VANDRUFF, b. June 23,1867, Unknown, Illinois253; d.December 29, 1950, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado254;m. WALTER D. STALEY, March 11, 1896,Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois255; b. Unknown, Unknown;d. Bef. 1910, Unknown256.

Extraction from the 1910 Federal Census
Rock Island Township, Rock Island County, Illinois
Supervisor's District 5, Enumeration District 118
Sheet 12-B, 923 14th Street, Dwelling 251
923 14th Street
April 22, 1910
Enumerated with John W. Graham
Staley, Elizabeth, Roomer, age 42, Widowed, b. IL, father b. IL, motherb. NJ
Vandruff, Estella, Roomer, age 37, Single, b. IL, father b. IL, motherb. NJ

Extraction from the 1920 Federal Census
Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
Series: T625 Roll: 168 Page: 165
Supv. Dist. 4, ED 97, Sheet 15-B
Line 91, Dwelling 338, Family 393
920 7th Street
January 26, 1920
Enumerated with Homer B. Rogers
Staley, Elizabeth M., Head, age 52, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. NY,Vocal teacher
Vandruff, Estell M., Sister, age 47, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. NY,Nurse

Transcription of Obituary
From The Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
Colorado Springs, Colorado
(El Paso County)
Sunday, December 31, 1950
Elizabeth Staley Dies,
Services on Tuesday
Miss Elizabeth Staley, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1945, diedFriday at the Nelson Nursing home east of Colorado Springs.
Miss Staley was born June 23, 1867 in Illinois. She was a member of theMethodist church.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Blunt Mortuary.Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.
Surviving are her brother, Arthur Staley of Moose Jaw, Canada; asister, Miss Estelle Van Druff; two nephews, Vernon Van Druff andLester Van Druff; and a niece, Mrs.Albert Cabaret, all of Colorado Springs.
(same newspaper, Monday, January 1, 1951)
Services for Miss Elizabeth Staley, Tuesday, 10 A.M. at the BluntMortuary. Interment Fairview. (Blunt.)

Burial: January 02, 1951, Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO,Block A05, Plot 227257
Member: Methodist church258
Obituary: On file 1/5/2004

Burial: Unknown, Unknown

xii. ESTELLE M. VANDRUFF, ("STELLA?"), b.Abt. 1873, Unknown,Illinois259; d. April 23, 1957, Colorado Springs, El Paso,Colorado260.

Extraction from the 1930 Federal Census
Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
Roll T626-247, Page 2A, ED 16, image 0271
Via Ancestry.com
Vandruff, Estelle, age 57, b. IL, sister

Transcription of Obituary
From the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
Colorado Springs, Colorado
(El Paso County)
Thursday, April 25, 1957
Estelle M. Van Druff
Dies After Long Illness
Miss Estelle M. Van Druff, 2612 W. Cucharras St., died Tuesday night,following a long illness. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.
Miss Van Druff was born in Illinois and came to Colorado Springs 14years ago from Grand Junction, where she was a nurse. She is survivedby three nephews, Vernon Van Druff,Lester Van Druff and Glenn Van Druff, and a niece, Mrs. Bert Cabaret,all of Colorado Springs, andseveral other nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the BlountMortuary. The Rev. J. Paul Morgan will officiate. Burial will be inFairview Cemetery.

Burial: April 26, 1957, Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO, Blk.AO5, plot 226260
Member: Trinity Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, CO260
Obituary: On file 3/18/94
Occupation: Nurse, music teacher260